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Students, faculty & staff can quickly and easily connect all of their devices to the UMS network.

Wired Devices

For wired devices, ensure that the device has finished powering on and is connected to an activated ethernet port.

  • requires activated maine.edu account 
    • If you have your ID# and Activation Key, visit accounts.maine.edu. Click the Account Activation link and follow the instructions on that page. 
  • Devices with Web Browser:  open the browser and you will be redirected to a self-registration page.
  • Devices without Web Browser: (ie, gaming systems, smart TV's, etc)
    • Find the MAC Address of the device - This is usually found on the underside or back of the device. If you do not see it there, you may need to go into the network settings of the device.

Wireless Devices

Beginning Fall 2018, there are options for connecting your wireless devices.

Eduroam network

  • requires activated maine.edu account 
    • If you have your ID# and Activation Key, visit accounts.maine.edu. Click the Account Activation link and follow the instructions on that page. 
  • provides for encrypted secure connectivity
  • allows you to connect at any University of Maine campus as well as nearly 600 other higher education campuses nationwide
    • some UMS locations may not be supported pending network upgrades
  • requires service onboarding for first time use (once every 5 years)
  • onboarding process is currently supported for the following operating systems:
    • iOS 5.0 or later
    • Windows 7 or later
    • macOS/OS X 10.9 or later
    • Android 2.2 or later

Instructions for eduroam onbboarding

Tempest network

  • requires activated maine.edu account 
    • If you have your ID# and Activation Key, visit accounts.maine.edu. Click the Account Activation link and follow the instructions on that page. 
  • legacy network tentatively to be retired by May 2019
  • To use Tempest:
    • Select the Tempest network in your wireless setup
    • Devices with Web Browser:  open the browser and you will be redirected to a self-registration page.
    • Devices without Web Browser: (ie, gaming systems, smart TV's, etc)
      • Find the MAC Address of the device - This is usually found on the underside or back of the device. If you do not see it there, you may need to go into the network settings of the device.

MaineEDU-Guest

  • does NOT require maine.edu account
  • limited internet access


For help in prioritizing which network a user wants to connect to, see Managing Wi-Fi Networks