The University of Melbourne's wireless network for students is UniWireless. This technology enables two or more computers to communicate using standard network protocols, but without network cabling.
To access UniWireless you will need your student portal username and password and a portable computing device (e.g., laptop with a wireless card/built-in, iPhone, iPad, etc).
Connecting to UniWireless
Select UniWireless on your device from the available wireless networks, input your username and password when prompted. If prompted, press "Trust" to verify the certificate. You can then access the Internet using the UniWireless network.
Alternatively, you may set up your device using the appropriate settings.
UniWireless is available everywhere on campus.
Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) is a global initiative, forming an agreement between educational and research institutions to share wireless access enabling inter-institutional roaming.
University of Melbourne students can access Eduroam off-campus at participating universities worldwide to access the wireless network, see the list of participating universities. To set up your device for Eduroam, please follow a configuration guide.
Your Eduroam connection can be tested on-campus before going off-site.
Visitors to the University of Melbourne from participating institutions can access the eduroam network using the login credentials from their home institution. See Eduroam details for more information.
- You have to use the authentication and security settings of the home institution.
- The username is generally in the form of <institution_username>@<institution_domain>. Please consult with the instructions from your home institutions for exact format of the username.
Eduroam setup guides for Australian Universities are also available online.
The purpose of the Visitor wireless network is to provide quick and easy access to the internet for guests of the University. Guests include short term visiting academics/contractors and conference delegates who are not from participating eduroam institutions.
User accounts can be created for up to one month.
Info for Visitors
To request an account on the Visitor network for a conference or a department guest, log a request to Service Centre. Please allow 1 - 2 working days for account creation after Authorised person approval has been received.
To get connected to the Visitor network, you must contact a faculty or department representative, or your conference organiser who will get an account created on your behalf.
If you are having trouble with connecting to Wi-Fi on campus, here is a handy document that contains some quick fixes. If the problems persist, it would be best to come down to a Student IT helpdesk, as Wi-Fi issues are best sorted out in person. We're located in the ERC, Giblin Eunson and Baillieu libraries during library hours.
The Connect2UoM network does not provide internet access; this network can be used to run Cloudpath Express, a program that can help with connectivity issues to the other networks.