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The Law School uses U-M’s wireless (WiFi) network provided by Information and Technology Services (ITS).


MWireless is the most secure way to use the wireless network and should be used by all U-M faculty, staff and students. Before using the service, you will need to configure settings on your wireless device.

UM Wireless Network

UM Wireless Network should be used by U-M faculty, staff and students to obtain the software needed for MWireless access or if the device you are using does not meet 802.1x/WPA2 technical standards. UM Wireless Network should also be used by guests. To access UM Wireless Network launch a web browser then enter your user name and password.

What are the differences between MWireless and UM Wireless Network?

MWireless (strongly recommended) UM Wireless Network
Most secure wireless network on campus
(all of the data between your laptop and the Access Point is encrypted)
Open network
(just your uniqname and password is encrypted during the login process)
Requires special software install Does NOT require special software install
Does NOT require login (after the first login) Requires login each time

You can also configure an iPhone or iTouch to use MWireless.

If you have trouble installing the software or accessing the MWireless/UM Wireless network, please submit a work request.

Guest Wireless Access

If you are hosting a speaker, symposium, conference or other guest who would like to use the University's wireless network, you can request guest wireless access by submitting a work request that includes the guest name(s), non-UMICH email address(es), and the date(s) wireless access is needed.

Wireless Device Compatibility with Campus WiFi Network

Certain wireless devices, such as wireless video cameras, wireless projectors, landline cordless phones, etc., that operate in the same frequency as the campus WiFi deployment can adversely affect the quality of the wireless connection. The signal from these devices has, in some cases, deteriorated the quality of the WiFi environment to the point that accessing MWireless or UM Wireless Network has been impossible.

You can help the university maintain a high quality WiFi environment by checking with them before purchasing and installing or bringing in from home wireless devices. They will help determine if the device is able to co-exist with the campus WiFi environment. To check wireless device compatibility, send a message to

If you experience any problems with poor quality wireless connectivity at the Law School, please submit a work request at work request and LawIT will investigate the issue.

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