Wi-Fi

Introduction

Wi-Fi is one of the most important network utilities IT Services provides to the University. As more coursework and administrative actions take place online, it’s imperative to have access to a robust, reliable network capable of handling heavy load.

There are several different networks at Miami that you will come in contact with:

  • MU-Wireless: The main network that you will use for most of your devices and purposes
  • MU-Gaming: For gaming and television streaming devices, like Xbox or Roku
  • eduroam: A network supported by a large number of universities around the world. Using your Miami email address and password, you can log in to the eduroam network at any campus or location that offers it
  • MU-Guest: A secure guest network that doesn’t require login for friends, colleagues, parents, and guests

For more information about Miami’s world class Wi-Fi and ongoing efforts to provide a state of the art Wi-Fi experience, please visit MiamiOH.edu/wifi.

Capabilities, benefits, and key features

MU-Wireless, MU-Gaming, and eduroam

  • ​​​Stream 4k video at all times of the day and night across all Oxford and regional campus locations
  • No throttling or data caps
  • Same service in popular outside spaces as inside
  • Seamlessly roam from location to location without dropping service

MU-Guest

  • Meets basic needs for university guests; minimal buffering while streaming
  • Available all times of day and night across all Oxford and regional campus locations
  • Speeds capped at 15 Mbps
  • Same service in popular outside spaces as inside
  • Seamlessly roam from location to location without dropping service

Limitations:

Who may use it?

MU-Wireless

Current students, faculty, and staff with Miami email accounts should connect to MU-Wireless.

MU-Gaming

Devices, such as gaming consoles, smart TVs, may be automatically identified when connected to the MU-Gaming network. If not, students, faculty, and staff may register a device to use this network.

eduroam

If your home school participates in the eduroam network, you may log in with your full email address and password from that school.

MU-Guest

Connect to MU-Guest and open a web browser to accept the terms of use if you are a campus guest, such as parents, family, friends, and visitors.

Students, faculty, and staff should avoid using this Wi-Fi network because it is slower and has other limitations.

Are there technology requirements?

  • Modern web browser
  • Modern operating system, such as MacOS 10, Windows 10, IOS
  • Some gaming devices, such as XBox One, require a wired connection

Is there a charge to me or my department?

No separate charge exists for current students, faculty, and staff.

Guest service is provided as a courtesy.

Additional common requests

Organizing an event that involves many guests to need MU-Wireless level of service? Submit a request to activate MU-EVENT for your event.
 

 
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Details

Service ID: 4444
Created
Wed 6/11/14 5:24 PM
Modified
Wed 6/15/22 11:19 AM

Service Offerings (6)

Connecting your PC to Wireless
Before using MU-WIRELESS, you will need to configure your Windows device to connect to the network. This can be accomplished with an automated tool provided by Miami or manually yourself. Instructions for both are provided below. Note: For best results, please forget/delete MU-GAMING and MU-GUEST
Register device without a web browser
Certain devices possess the capability to connect to a network, but lack web browsers. Such devices must connect to the MU-GAMING network.
Report Wi-Fi Trouble in Farmer School of Business
Used by Q/R Code Posters in FSB to pilot efficient reporting of Wi-Fi Problems
Report Wi-Fi Trouble in Pearson Hall
Used by Q/R Code Posters in PSN to pilot efficient reporting of Wi-Fi Problems
Request Activation of the MU-EVENT Wireless Network for an Event
Faculty, staff, and students may request the setup of MU-EVENT with a pre-shared password for events on campus. Requests are typically fulfilled within 7 business days.