DIY Networking

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To review step-by-step instructions on how to configure your devices, including wireless/wired network connections, UPrint configuration, anti-virus software installation, and much more, visit the Back to School DIY website!

DIY Instructional Videos

This section includes a set of instructional videos which demonstrate the different configuration steps required to connect to the University of Miami's IT resources. Choose the device you wish to configure:






CaneNet Wireless (for Students)
SecureCanes (for Faculty & Staff)
CanesGuest (for Guests)

Wired Student Network

CaneNet Wired

For the Residential Colleges, Lakeside Village, and University Village, please see the following link for information on how to connect to the wired network, CaneNet. Please note that you must register your MAC address* to access the CaneNet network.

CaneNet Wired for Desktop Computers/Laptops

In the event that you are not prompted to enter your credentials when you plug in your desktop computer or laptop, please see the following instructions on how to enable 802.1x authentication for your Ethernet connection.

Wireless and Wired

The following links contain information for connecting to both the Wireless and Wired (CaneNet) network. Please note that to access the CaneGames  or UGame wireless networks you must first register your MAC address*. For guidance on how to view your mac address on your iOS or Android device, please click here.

Apple TV
Game Consoles (CaneGames or UGame and CaneNet wired)
Streaming Devices

*Not sure how to find your MAC address? Click here for instructions. If you do not see instructions for your specific device(s), or if you experience any issues connecting your device(s), please contact the UMIT Service Desk at (305) 284-6565 or


eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop and connecting to the eduroam SSID.


The University of Miami's virtual private network (VPN) allows faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates to securely access and connect to the University's private network from anywhere through public networks, such as a non-University Internet Service Provider (ISP) or unsecured public wireless network. Connecting to a VPN while working remotely protects sensitive information and is required when accessing certain University applications.


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