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Changes to UMD Wireless Networks to Begin Monday

By Maryland Today Staff

Changes simplifying the University of Maryland’s wireless network offerings will go into effect Monday, the Division of Information Technology announced last week in an email.

“Eduroam” will be the preferred wireless network for students and employees, and the “umd-secure” wireless network will no longer be available. Beginning Aug. 13, the “umd” wireless network will also no longer be available.

The “umd-guest” network will remain the preferred wireless network for visitors, and “umd-iot” will be deployed to accommodate Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

The change aligns with best practices in higher education and aims to increase network efficiency, improve users’ experience and expand UMD’s network offerings to accommodate the rapid increase of IoT devices. In addition, eduroam offers automatic and secure wireless connectivity when visiting other educational institutions.

DIT encourages students, faculty and staff to set up their eduroam connection as soon as possible by selecting the eduroam wireless network on their devices and authenticating with their full UMD email address (DirectoryID@umd.edu) and directory password. See the Guide to Eduroam for additional instructions, or contact the IT Service Desk.

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