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Wireless Networks at UM:
SecureCanes and CanesGuest

UM STUDENTS: Starting in early 2019, CaneNet Wireless will provide unlimited access to the internet for all students on all three UM campuses. For more information, visit the CaneNet service page.

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

About SecureCanes:

UM faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to use SecureCanes, which has added security to protect the University’s sensitive academic, administrative, and medical records information. SecureCanes also provides encryption for wireless communications, making it safer to use wireless devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The SecureCanes network provides extra security features, including blocking anonymizer tools and anonymous traffic, Botnet protection, malicious spam and phishing protection, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), virus filtering, and more.

About CanesGuest:

CanesGuest is an open (does not require a password), unsecured, and unencrypted network. The guest wireless network is available throughout the Coral Gables, Medical, and RSMAS Campuses. It provides fast, reliable Internet and UM network connectivity for guests. 

If you have any questions or concerns about UM's wireless networks, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or

Thank you.