UW-Platteville offers three ways to connect wirelessly:

  1. UWPlatt Secure WI-FI for Students, Faculty, and Staff
  2. UWGuest WI-FI - No Account Required
  3. Eduroam - Connect Securely Around the World

UWPlatt Secure Wi-Fi for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Students, faculty, and staff can experience the performance and security of a wired network on their wireless devices with the UWPlatt wireless network. Connecting to UWPlatt will require your UW-Platteville NetID and may require accepting a security certificate. For more information, see these tutorials:



UWGuest Wi-Fi - No account required

With the UWGuest network, visitors can connect without a password. For each acceptance of the terms and conditions of the UWGuest wireless network, a device is allowed 12 hours of public wireless Internet access. Whether it is a prospective student visiting campus for a day or a guest lecturer teaching for a week, connecting to Wi-Fi on the UW-Platteville campus is as easy as selecting UWGuest from the list of wireless networks detected by their device, opening a web browser, and clicking "I agree" to get connected.

Note that UWGuest is limited in speed and the types of protocols available.

UWPlatt vs. UWGuest Wi-Fi Features

  UWPlatt UWGuest
Target Audience Students and Staff Visitors
Rate Limit unlimited 1 Mbps
Internet Access X X
Authentication Required X  
Encrypted X  
Access to PASS X  
Remote Desktop X  
Video Chat, ex: Facetime X  
File Transfer - FTP X  
Access Network Drives - J:\, S:\ X  

Eduroam - Connect Securely Around the World

UW-Platteville is a part of the eduroam network. Eduroam allows students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity by connecting to the eduroam network and logging in with their email address (You@YourInstitution.edu) and password.

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If you have any questions about connecting to UW-Platteville Wi-Fi, please contact the Help Desk.

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107 Karrmann Library
Tel: 608.342.1400
Email: helpdesk@uwplatt.edu

Academic Year Full-Service Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Academic Year Phone/Email-Only Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
and 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.