Wireless Network

About the Wireless Network

At William & Mary, we view wired and wireless network access as complimentary services. Connecting to a wired network jack will always be much faster and more reliable. At the same time, we have a sophisticated and convenient wireless network for "anywhere" access. 

The wireless network is accessible in and around all academic buildings and residence halls, as well as many "greenspaces" such as the Sunken Garden, Yates Field, and Barksdale Field.

The wireless network supports all of the following major protocols: 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n, and 802.11ac.

There are two main networks:

  • WM_WelcomeAll visitors and guests to William & Mary campus will have 24 hours of free access on the unencrypted wireless network (WM-Welcome) once per week. 
  • eduroam - Connect to a secure wireless network, even while traveling!  Eduroam offers secure wireless service, not only at W&M, but also while visiting any other eduroam institution.  

NOTE! As eduroam serves the same secure wireless access as W-M_Wireless_Encrypted, the latter is being is being retired during the Fall 2019 semester.  See our Wireless Network - Upgrades & Changes announcement for details.

Please note that the installation of personal access points is not allowed on campus. Such access points present a security risk and will interfere with the W&M wireless network.