University of Maryland Wireless Network

The University of Maryland wireless network enables University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students to connect to the Internet when away from their home base. The university's wireless network is one of the largest in the country with approximately 5,300 access points providing convenient wireless access in almost all campus buildings, including every academic building and residence hall as well as the Stamp Student Union and McKeldin and Hornbake Libraries.

Similar to the wireless networks at Princeton University, the University of Washington, Purdue University, and LSU, the University of Maryland wireless network is intended as a supplement to, not a substitute for, the wired network. Although our wireless network is robust, the nature of wireless networking makes for a less stable connection than wired networking. For this reason, we recommend that you use your wired network connection when you are in your residence hall room or office. Additionally, activities such as audio/video streaming and large file transfers are bandwidth intensive -- attempting them on the wireless network could likely cause poor performance, as well as adversely impacting the wireless connections of other users sharing the access point.

For additional information about wireless options on campus and instructions on getting connected, visit the links in the menu on the left. For technical assistance with wireless, please contact the Help Desk.