MUWNet Wireless Access

What is Wireless Access?

The University uses the IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless network standard to allow members of the University community to connect to the Public Network and computing resources in all buildings on campus. With wireless access, you can connect your wireless network-equipped laptop or other device to the network without cumbersome cables or wires at speeds up to 100 Mbps.

Where is Wireless Access Available on Campus?

As of Spring 2011 semester, Wireless Access is available in every building on campus including residence halls. Every classroom, study area, and residence hall room should have wireless access availability.

How Do I Connect to the Public Network?

STEP 1: Equip your laptop for wireless networking and Public Network authentication:

  1. Your laptop or other device will need an 802.11b/g/n-compatible wireless Ethernet adapter (also called Wi-Fi compliant). Most recent laptops come with one!

  2. Your Network Connection settings on your device must be set to obtain the IP address and DNS settings automatically (using DHCP services).

    • The SSID for Wireless Access is "MUWnet"

  3. To use the Public Network Authentication System, you will need to:

    • Configure your Web browser to allow cookies and JavaScript.

    • Go to a device that has internet access and Look Up your MUW Net ID

    • Then Go here to set up your MUW Net ID to be use for wireless authentication.

STEP 2: Connect to the Public Network:

  1. Move your computer into a wireless coverage area.

  2. Turn your computer on.

STEP 3: Log in to the Public Network:

  1. Open a Web browser and attempt to visit any Web site. You should be redirected automatically to the MUWNet Authentication login screen. If you are not, you may not be within a wireless coverage area or your browser may be set to open a blank page.

  2. Enter your E-mail user ID and password, or if you are a guest, your Guest ID and password. (Your E-mail User ID should in this form: jdoe)

  3. Click Login.


If you still need help connecting, please contact the HelpDesk at 329-7282, or send e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For questions about the Public Network, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439