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, group directories and, much more.

WiFi- Getting Connected

Important: UMD-Wireless is being phased out in favor of MGuest.  Users are strongly encouraged to connect via UMD-Secure, eduroam, or MGuest.

U-M Wi-Fi networks allow students, faculty, staff, and guests to connect wireless devices to the internet and to U-M networks. There are four 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

Faster

Fastest

Browsing Limitations

Yes

No

No

Access to University Resources

No

Yes

Yes

Access Off-Campus

No

Yes, in participating universities and colleges.

No

UMD-Secure
Students, faculty, sponsored affiliates and staff with a valid U-M 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 when visiting other universities and colleges.  The network should be setup before visiting other institutions.  Full access to U-M resources is available when using UMD-Secure or eduroam.

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.

UMD-Wireless
UMD-Wireless provides basic internet access for university guests.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use UMD-Secure as their primay 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.  UMD-Wirless is set to be deprecated and as such should  not be used when setting up new connections.

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.

Eduroam

MGuest

UMD-Secure Automatic

 

VPN

ITS is now offering a new, more 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, or while using unencrypted campus wi-fi (umd-wireless).  

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

  • While travelling 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.

**For Windows 7 machines, after this new application is installed you will see a notification bubble  displaying a  “disconnected” message every time that you log into your computer.  To disable this notification, please do the following

  • Go to Start, type in notification, select notification area icons
  • Set GlobalProtect Client to "Hide icon and notifications"