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Network Connectivity

Network Connectivity (Wired and Wireless)

Wired Connectivity

ICIT Wired Connectivity imageWired connectivity is the standard method of connecting stationary equipment such as desktop computers, printers, etc. to the campus network. Wired connectivity is provided for university-owned equipment in academic and administrative buildings on campus, and in the Innovation Center. Wired connectivity is provided to students in the residence halls through ResNET.

Jack Activation

UW-Whitewater employees can submit a request to activate, deactivate, move or install a network jack. Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC) Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP (4357) or email and provide the following information:

  • Contact name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Type of request (activation, move, or deactivation)
  • Building name and jack number(s). The jack number is noted on the jack in the wall, and typically begins with the letter "D". Network jacks typically use the colored jack
  • Each jack must be listed individually

There is no charge to move or deactivate a network jack. There is a $175 charge for a new jack activation. Requested network jacks will be activated within 3-10 business days.

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity IconWireless network connectivity is provided for convenience and mobility for laptops and other mobile devices. Wireless network access is available in all of the major academic and administrative areas, as well as outdoor areas on campus. Wireless is intended to augment the wired network and is not intended to replace a wired network connection for stationary equipment.

Wireless networking on campus is funded primarily through Student Technology Fee and focuses on providing general student access. For applications of wireless networking in instructional or administrative settings (classrooms or offices), please contact the TSC Helpdesk to initiate a consultation.

Employees will need up-to-date antivirus software to utilize campus network services - including wi-fi - from a personal computer. UW-Whitewater offers Symantec antivirus software to enrolled students and current employees at no charge. 

Approved antivirus for the UW-Whitewater wireless network



Symantec (free to students/staff) Symantec (free to students/staff)
Avast Avast
Avira Avira
Bitdefender Bitdefender
Emsisoft ESET
ESET Intego
F-Secure Kaspersky
Kaspersky McAfee
McAfee Panda
Panda Sophos
Trend Micro

New Connection

To request a new wired connection, activation of an existing wired connection, to schedule a consultation on the application or use of wireless in your instructional or administrative are, please contact the Help Desk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at

New Device

If you have a new device to connect to the wired or wireless network, please submit this form to the Help Desk before purchasing the device.

Connecting to UW-Whitewater Wireless

UW-Whitewater recently replaced the "uww-wifi" wireless network with "UWW".  The implementaion of the new wireless network will require users to go through a brief re-connection process to maintain wireless connectivity.  Along with a new wireless network, UWW will be implementing an additional security program called Cisco Umbrella. For more on Umbrella, visit the IT Security page.  Follow the steps below to complete the reconnection process. For personal devices,  use the documentation links below.

Campus-owned Computers

  1. When connected to "UWW" open a web browser. You will be automatically re-directed to a set-up page. (If your browser does not redirect you, go to any webpage not affiliated with UW-Whitewater to be redirected).
  2. Login using your Net-ID and follow the prompts as directed. A file called NetworkSetupAssistant.exe will be downloaded on your computer. Once installed, click Start, then accept the security certificate.
  3. Open a new web browser window, and you will be redirected. If you are not redirected, follow the instructions noted above. Click Start,then choose "This is my first time here."
  4. Follow the link titled Click here to download and install AnyConnect. Once the application is downloaded, open the file to install the AnyConnect application.
  5. Once the installer launches, click Connect button to complete the process.

For questions or assistance, please contact the Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP (4357) or

Personal Devices

Mobile Devices

Guest Access to UW-Whitewater Wireless

For more information on creating a guest account or sponsoring a guest account as a faculty or staff member, please visit our Guest Access page. For assistance with creating a guest account, or sponsoring a guest account, please contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at

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