Wireless access is provided by the Office of Information Technology to allow for seamless roaming for mobile users across campus. Wireless network cards should be WiFi compliant. Use of the Wireless system is subject to the terms of the Responsible Use of Computing, CSA and Port Registration, and Network Bandwidth Quota System.
Most indoor CMU campus locations should have wireless availability. Due to environmental conditions and heavy user density issues at some locations connectivity issues may arise. If you are having connectivity issues please contact the CMU Help Desk (989-774-3662). Density issues are being addressed during network upgrades based on usage patterns.
- Troy Prof Ed
- Flint Prof Ed
- Grand Rapids Prof Ed
- East Lansing Prof Ed
- Saginaw Prof Ed
- Mt Pleasant North Prof Ed
- Auburn Hills Prof Ed
- Livonia Prof Ed
- Dearborn Prof Ed
- Warren Prof Ed
- Charter Schools Corporate Lansing
- Atlanta, GA Prof Ed
Request for new wireless coverage should be directed to the Help Desk (774-3662) for Academic and Administration buildings, RHD office for Residence Halls and Department/College support staff for off campus areas.
Due to the wide variety of wireless devices/configurations CMU will attempt but not guarantee support of all wireless devices, contact the Help Desk at (989) 774-3662 for further details.
We recommended Windows 7 with an internal wireless adapter, with all current patches and driver updates, configured for Windows to control the wireless configuration.
This is the preferred way to connect to the CMU Wireless Network. Cmich GOLD offers better wireless security and requires WPA2 encryption.
SSID Cmich GOLD will require manual configuration once detected as follows. Select the guide below that reflects your operating system.
Windows 7 guide
Windows XP guide
Windows Vista guide
Mac OS X guide
The SSID for the general wireless access is cmich_open
. Due to the lack of direct encryption this SSID is considered not secure and should not be used for sensitive information.
SSID cmich_open configuration should be auto detected by most operating systems. If you need to configure it manually, set the authentication to "open" and the encryption to none.
After you select cmich_open, bring up your web browser and it should be redirected to a login screen. The user's global ID and password are needed to authenticate. The user's authentication credentials are encrypted but the rest of the traffic is not unless the applications have encryption built in (e.g. going to a secure web site (lock is closed in your web browser)).
Special Wireless Usage
Central Michigan University Information Technology will attempt to accommodate special wireless needs, such as temporary access for non-CMU users, additional SSID’s, special security needs, temporary access points, wireless labs and wireless scanners. Please contact the Help Desk as (989) 774-3662 with your request.