Network System Services

ITS Network services develops and supports network systems for building, server, and core infrastructures. This includes routing to the internet, network distribution to and throughout campus buildings, wireless, firewalls, Voice over IP, email, files storage, and group directories.

Wi-Fi Getting Connected

UM Wi-Fi networks allow students, faculty, staff, and guests to connect wireless devices to the internet and to UM networks. There are three Wi-Fi networks on the Dearborn campus.

 

 

MGuest

eduroam

UMD-Secure

Who Can Use it

Guests, students, faculty, staff, & sponsored affiliates

Guests from participating universities and colleges, students, faculty & staff

Students, faculty, staff, & sponsored affiliates

Security

Better

Best

Best

Speed

Fast

Fastest

Fastest

Browsing Limitations

Yes

No

No

Access to University Resources

No

No

Yes

Access Off-Campus

No

Yes, in participating universities and colleges.

No

UMD-Secure
Students, faculty, sponsored affiliates, and staff with a valid UM email address and password should use UMD-Secure when on campus because it is secure and encrypted.

eduroam
eduroam is available to students, faculty and staff both here and when visiting other universities and colleges.  The network should be setup before visiting other institutions. 

MGuest
MGuest provides basic internet access for university guests.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use UMD-Secure as their primary network, as it is secure and encrypted.  Access to certain university resources is limited.

Guests must agree to the university's terms of service and devices that cannot display a captive portal are not able to connect.

Instructions for setting up WiFi

It is highly recommended that you use the automatic setup whenever possible and only resort to the manual setup if that is not an option.

VPN

ITS offers a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) service which will be automatically installed on your campus computer. Step-by-step instructions for a personal computer can be found here.

 

When should I use the VPN?

  • When using University systems or transmitting personal data while off-campus.

  • When accessing IT applications that are otherwise only available while on campus.

  • While traveling overseas and/or while in a foreign country (Travel safe with technology).

For more information on how to ensure the security of your internet connection, consult this link.

Information Technology Services

238 -
Fairlane Center North (FCN)
Phone: 
313-593-4357
Fax: 
313-593-5065
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