WiFi Networks

Background Information

WisPIC offers several WiFi networks.  Please see the available networks listed below.

WisPIC implemented UW-Madison’s campus-provided WiFi networks (UWNet and Eduroam) in April 2022.  WisPIC formerly provided in-house WiFi networks (wispic, wispic-secure, and healthemotions) until the campus networks were implemented.  Users who formerly used one of the in-house networks will need to switch to one of the networks listed below.

Please note that a VPN connection is required on the networks listed below in order to gain access to internal WisPIC resources (such as printers and file shares).

Available Networks

  • Who manages this network?
  • Where is this network active?
    • WisPIC first floor (clinic and research areas) and room 2401 mezzanine (i.e. 2nd floor)
  • Who can use this network?
    • Anyone
  • Is a login required?
    • Not quite, but a minimum of an email address is required for Guest access
    • UW-Madison affiliates can login with their UW NetIDs (please see Affiliates section on this page for details)
    • Guests (e.g. those without UW-Madison NetIDs) need to provide an email address to use this network (please see Guest section on this page for details)
      • Guest devices are registered for 2 weeks until requiring re-registration
      • Guests who work at WisPIC and need long-term UWNet access can Request a UW NetID
  • Does this network have direct access to internal resources at WisPIC (e.g. printers and file shares)?
    • No, this network does not provide direct access to internal WisPIC resources
    • To access internal WisPIC resources from this network, users must connect to our VPN using the Global Protect client
  • Does this network support UW-Madison Softphones?
    • Yes
  • More information about UWNet
  • Who manages this network?
  • Where is this network active?
    • WisPIC first floor (clinic and research areas) and room 2401 mezzanine (i.e. 2nd floor)
  • Who can use this network?
    • A person with a UW-Madison NetID, or a credential from a participating institution
  • Is a login required?
    • Yes, a UW-Madison NetID is required (please see this page for details)
  • Does this network have direct access to internal resources at WisPIC (e.g. printers and file shares)?
    • No, this network does not provide direct access to internal Wispic resources
    • To access internal WisPIC resources from this network, users must connect to our VPN using the Global Protect client
  • Does this network support UW-Madison Softphones?
    • Yes
  • More information about Eduroam
  • Who manages this network?
    • UW Health’s Information Technology team (608-265-7777)
  • Where is this network active?
    • WisPIC basement level (Wisconsin Sleep Clinic and sleep research areas)
  • Who can use this network?
    • Anyone
  • Is a login required?
    • No
  • Does this network have direct access to internal resources at WisPIC (e.g. printers and file shares)?
    • No, this network does not provide direct access to internal WisPIC resources
    • To access internal WisPIC resources from this network, users must connect to our VPN using the Global Protect client
  • Does this network support UW-Madison Softphones?
    • No, users must connect to VPN in order to use softphones while on this network