Wireless Networks

Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AKAs: Wireless Connection


The University of Miami provides three wireless networks for the University community: 

UM students are strongly encouraged to use CaneNet Wireless, while UM faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to use SecureCanes. Both of these networks provide encryption for wireless communications, making it safer to use wireless devices (such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets). SecureCanes is preferred when protecting the University's sensitive academic, administrative, and medical records information.

CanesGuest is an open (does not require a password), unsecured, and unencrypted network.

To connect to a UM wireless network, all that is needed is a device with an 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac wireless LAN card. You can surf the Internet, check email, and much more from anywhere within our wireless clouds at the Coral Gables, Medical, and RSMAS campuses. For additional wireless information and support, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at (305) 284-6565 or help@miami.edu.


  • No fees are charged for this service. 

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  • Please refer to the specific documentation below for information on how to connect to the wireless networks. 



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