WIFI Network

The University of Minnesota (University) WIFI network is the centrally managed Office of Information Technology (OIT) service that provides campus affiliates and guests with WIFI Internet access as they roam the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses or visit University Extension Services  and Research Outreach Center sites. 

WIFI performance can vary widely due to physical impediments. Things such as thick walls, metal structures and trees all interfere with Wi-Fi. Please visit the OIT WIFI map to see where coverage is located. OIT is committed to improving Wi-Fi networking on campus by enhancing coverage. However, in some cases it may be more feasible to use wired etherjack service instead of WIFI.

There are more than 5,800 wireless access points deployed on the system. The network runs on 802.11n technology and improves rogue Access Point (AP) and intrusion detection, central management operations, guest access services and more.

User Guides

For help configuring your computer, visit the WIFI setup guides. Select the user guide for the operating system that you are using, and follow the steps to get to the section titled “Enter network settings.” The steps in this section of the user guide will show you how to trust the correct certificates.