William & Mary

Wireless Network - Upgrades & Changes


William & Mary's wireless service has upgraded to eduroam! Eduroam allows you to connect to the secure wireless network at W&M and thousands of educational institutions around the world. W&M's older wireless networks will soon be retired.

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William & Mary is now part of eduroam! The eduroam (education roaming) wireless network provides secure Internet service for the academic community - not only at your home institution, but also when you travel to other participating eduroam institutions!  

Learn more about W&M's eduroam network

Once you connect your laptop/device to eduroam, when you travel to other eduroam institutions, your laptop/device will connect automatically - just as it does when you go from building to building on the W&M campus.  Eduroam is available in thousands of colleges and universities across 90 countries and territories worldwide

And when visitors from other eduroam institutions come to William & Mary, their devices connect automatically to W&M's eduroam network.  

W-M_Wireless network (Guest access)

The W-M_Wireless network, which provides unsecured, open wireless Internet access will continue to be available to guests of the university, however, the name will be changing to WM-Welcome

Guests and visitors (those who do not have access to eduroam from their home institution) will be able to use the WM-Welcome network for 24 hours, or longer with a W&M sponsor. Learn more about Guest Wireless Network Access.

W-M_Wireless_Encrypted Retirement

As both eduroam and the W-M_Wireless_Encrypted networks provide access to the same secure wireless service, the latter will be phased-out during the Fall 2019 semester based on the following criteria:

  • Freshman residence halls will start the Fall 2019 semester with eduroam only.  The W-M_Wireless_Encrypted network will NOT be available in Botetourt, Brown, Green & Gold Village, Hunt, Lemon, Monroe, Reves, Taliaferro, nor Yates.
  • Upperclass residence halls will start the Fall 2019 semester with both eduroam and the W-M_Wireless_Encrypted network.  However, the W-M_Wireless_Encrypted network will be retired building-by-building throughout the Fall semester.  Details will be communicated directly to residents.  
  • Academic & administrative buildings will be will have both eduroam and the W-M_Wireless_Encrypted networks throughout the Fall 2019 semester.  However, the W-M_Wireless_Encrypted network will be retired from all buildings during the 2019-2020 Winter Holiday break, likely on Monday, January 6, 2020.  
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