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Registering Wireless Devices on Campus

To connect your device to the UWEC network, you will need to register its Wi-Fi Address (also called its MAC Address) with the university. Every device that connects to the UWEC network has a unique address that distinguishes it from all other devices.

Below are instructions for connecting several different devices to the UWEC network. To learn how to register your laptop, visit the page on Connecting to the Wireless Network. For information on more devices, visit the UWEC ResCom Support pages on device registration.


Android Device


You must first find the Wi-Fi Address of your Android device. Once you have obtained this address, you will register it with the University's network.

  1. Turn on your device and press the Menu button or icon.

  2. Press the Settings icon in the lower right-hand corner of the device.

  3. Go to About Phone.

  4. Depending on your device, the language may vary slightly with the step, but go to the option labeled either Hardware Information or Status.

  5. Copy down the Wi-Fi Mac Address that appears exactly as it is displayed. It will be a 12-digit sequence of both numbers and letters.

  6. Now that you have your device's Wi-Fi Address, you need to register it with the University's network. Go to a computer connected to the Internet, and open a web browser.

  7. Go to https://networking.uwec.edu/

  8. Login with your UWEC username and password.

  9. Click Register MAC on the left-hand side.

  10. In the "Enter the MAC address to be registered" blank, enter the Wi-Fi address of your device exactly as it was displayed.

  11. Review the Network Usage Guidelines and click "I agree to the guidelines, register this device..."
     
  12. After you see the registration success message, completely restart your device. You should then be able to get online with your Android device.

Apple iPhone or iPod Touch


You must first find the Wi-Fi Address of your iPhone. Once you have obtained this address, you will register it with the University's network.

  1. Turn on your iPhone and go to Settings » General » About.

  2. Find the Wi-Fi Address option and copy down the 12-digit sequence of numbers and letters exactly as you see it displayed.

  3. Now that you have your device's Wi-Fi Address, you need to register it with the University's network. Go to a computer connected to the Internet, and open a web browser.

  4. Go to https://networking.uwec.edu/

  5. Login with your UWEC username and password.

  6. Click Register MAC on the left-hand side.

  7. In the "Enter the MAC address to be registered" blank, enter the Wi-Fi address of your device exactly as it was displayed.

  8. Review the Network Usage Guidelines and click "I agree to the guidelines, register this device..."

  9. After you see the registration success message, completely restart your device. You should then be able to get online with your Apple iPhone.

Help Desk

For more information or to request a service, contact the LTS Help Desk:
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