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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log into the MWireless-Ross network?

To log into the MWireless-Ross network, all you need is your uniqname and password. For specific instructions, see our configuration page.

How do I log out of the MWireless-Ross network?

Disconnecting from MWireless-Ross will automatically log you out. If you wish to have an extra layer of security, do not choose to save your password when configuring MWireless-Ross. This way, since your password is not saved, you will prompted to enter your password every time you try to connect to the network.

What's the difference between MWireless-Ross and MWireless? Why not just use MWireless?

We run our own network at Ross, for a number of reasons. Providing a network within our own complex means that if something goes wrong, we have our own team of admins who can work to quickly resolve it. However, for the most part, they're functionally the same. You do not have to be a Ross student to use the Ross networks. Further, while within the Ross complex you will not see MWireless as an available network on your device.

Which IEEE protocols does the MWireless-Ross network support?

The MWireless-Ross network supports the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n protocols.

Exactly what network traffic is allowed when I use MGuest-Ross?

Since MGuest-Ross does not provide any encryption or security, we limit the types of network applications you may use and web sites you may visit. This wireless connection is meant primarily to check your email, visit common web sites like newspapers, and perform basic company business. We block insecure protocols and/or open network ports that could be used by malicious individuals to obtain U-M user passwords or your private information. Unfortunately, this means that some programs may not work when using MGuest-Ross. Anyone with a uniqname should opt to use MWireless-Ross.

I have a wireless network set up in my home. Will I need to reconfigure my computer to use the MWireless-Ross network?

No. You should not have to reconfigure your computer's wireless connection. However, if your computer is configured for static IP address, then you will have to change the settings so that your computer accepts DHCP automatically.

How can I be sure that MWireless-Ross is secure?

MWireless-Ross (and the campus MWireless) connect to our wireless network using a security standard called WPA2 ("Wi-Fi Protected Access"), which relies on a trusted security certificate granted to Ross. This certificate verifies the identity of our network authentication server. Your computer will require 802.11n/g-compatible wireless hardware and operating systems that is WPA2-Enterprise Certified. Most devices today have the ability to use WPA2. However, some older operating systems may require additional updates or driver patches to work with WPA2. If you have any difficulty connecting to MWireless-Ross, please check the manufacturer's web site to make sure you have the most recent updates for your operating system and hardware drivers.

What is RossWirelessUM, RossWirelessGuest, RossWirelessSecure and RossWirelessLite?

Those were the names of our old networks, and are no longer in use. If your device or computer refers to them, you probably have connected in the past and can safely remove them from your list of networks.

What is eduroam?

eduroam is a pretty cool concept. It's a secure, world-wide roaming network service developed for the international research and education community. 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 or turning on their device. Learn more here.