University Technology

WIU Secure Wireless

On the evening of May 24, 2019, University Technology will make changes to the University’s wireless networks. Following the changes, some users of the University’s wireless networks may need to reconfigure their personal devices or contact uTech for assistance with University wireless devices if they experience problems reconnecting. Employees and students are advised to watch their inbox for more information. The instructions on this page will be updated on May 24 to reflect the new changes.

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WIU's secure wireless will encrypt all data you transmit, meaning that your usernames, passwords and other sensitive data cannot be intercepted or viewed by others.

Western Illinois University offers wireless internet access throughout both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. The wireless network utilizes encryption in order to protect your user name, password and all transmitted data. Find complete instructions for getting your devices connected to WIU's wireless internet below.

Select your affiliation with Western Illinois University for instructions for connecting your device to Wi-Fi.

I am a student at WIU and I want to connect to Wi-Fi using: Windows | Mac | Android | iOS | Other Device

I am a faculty/staff member at WIU and I want to connect to Wi-Fi using: Windows | Mac | Android | iOS | Other Device

I am a guest to or an alumni of WIU and I want to connect to Wi-Fi using: Windows | Mac | Android | iOS | Kindle

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with a Windows device

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with a Mac device

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with an Android device

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with an iOS device (iPhone, iPad)

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with other devices

Instructions for connecting to Wi-Fi with Kindle devices

We are sorry, but at this time Kindle devices are not supported on our guest network.


Can't find what you are looking for? Need additional help connecting to Wi-Fi? Please contact the uTech Support Center - available to assist via phone, chat, email or in-person at our Stipes Hall location in Macomb. Additional help documents can also be found in the uTech Support Portal.