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Background

UMES provides wireless network coverage to all classroom, office and residential buildings.  This document is intended to provide background information as well as help for when issues arise when connecting to UMES wireless networks.

UMES Wireless Networks

  • UMES - This network is intended for UMES students.  Authentication as a student is required unless the device is detected as one that cannot authenticate (Game consoles, televisions, etc.)
  • UMES-FACSTAFF - This network is for UMES employees only.  Authentication as an employee is required.
  • UMES-GUEST - This network is intended only for guests of the University.  No authentication is required, however this network is very limited and should not be used by UMES employees and students who have a login account.

NEW - How to connect to the

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UMES wireless network

  1. Search for wireless networks and connect to the “UMES” ssid.
  2. Once your system has connected to the network you should be connected to the Internet.  If on a browser capable device, please attempt to browse to a non-umes website, for example https://www.educause.edu/
  3. Game systems, chrome devices and IOS devices should get a "free pass" and should not require your UMES login.
  4. Laptop devices may require your UMES login.

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titleImportant Notes

The UMES-STUDENTS and the UMES-STUDENTS-Nuttle wireless networks are going to be decommissioned soon.  You should "forget" these networks in your wireless settings and now connect using the UMES network.

Due to wireless architecture changes, if you are still using the UMES-STUDENTS and the UMES-STUDENTS-Nuttle wireless networks you will be required on a laptop to pull up a browser and input your UMES credentials additionally to connect.

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

  • Remember to forget or remove the legacy UMES-STUDENTS and the UMES-STUDENTS-Nuttle wireless networks from your wireless settings.
  • Once connected to the UMES network, pull up a browser and attempt to reach an internet page.
  • If you have high browser security settings, you may be prompted to "continue anyway" to the UMES login page.
  • Additionally due to browser security settings, you may be prompted to "continue anyway" after logging into the UMES login page.

Background

UMES provides wireless network coverage to all classroom, office and residential buildings.  This document is intended to provide background information as well as help for when issues arise when connecting to UMES wireless networks.

UMES Wireless Networks

  • UMES-FACSTAFF - This network is for UMES employees only.  Authentication as an employee is required.
  • UMES-STUDENTS - This network is for UMES students only.  Authentication as a student is required.
  • UMES-GUEST - This network is intended only for guests of the University.  No authentication is required, however this network is very limited and should not be used by UMES employees and students who have a login account.
  • UMES-STUDENTS-Nuttle - This network is for UMES students in Nuttle Hall only.  Authentication is required.

Devices

  1. UMES IT Staff has tested and confirmed wireless works with a variety of devices.  Typically any device that supports WPA2 Enterprise wireless networks will work.  These include Mac OS X and Windows devices, Chromebooks, as well as Android and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
  2. Some lower-cost tablets as well as the Amazon Kindle devices do not support WPA2 Enterprise .

NUTTLE ONLY Wireless

There is a new wireless network that is only available in Nuttle Hall, “UMES-STUDENT-Nuttle”.  This wireless network is designed for use by stationary devices within Nuttle Hall that require wireless Internet access, i.e. gaming consoles, smart TVs, media devices, etc. 

 Here’s how to connect to UMES-STUDENT-Nuttle:

  1. When you are asked for the network password, enter the UMES campus phone number 4106512200 (no dashes)
  2. Additionally, you may have to open a browser and logon using your UMES username and password.

This wireless network is designed for use by stationary devices within Nuttle Hall that require wireless Internet access, i.e. gaming consoles, smart TVs, etc. 

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  1. that is used on the UMES-FACSTAFF network.

Troubleshooting Connection to UMES Wireless

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