WirelessCanes Information

Wireless Network Service for UM Faculty and Staff

WirelessCanes is the University of Miami's Coral Gables wireless network, which is available in most areas of the Coral Gables campus.  This service provides the Coral Gables campus community with mobile access to the Internet and UM computing resources.  Any registered laptop or PDA (with a web browser) with an 802.11b, 802.11b/g, 802.11 b/g/n, 802.11a/b/g, or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN card can make a WirelessCanes connection.  You can surf the Internet, check e-mail, and do much more from anywhere within our wireless cloud.

WirelessCanes for UM Students

WirelessCanes at the Medical Campus

WirelessCanes for UM Guests


Students who wish to use WirelessCanes should click here.  All University of Miami employees automatically have WirelessCanes access as soon as they begin employment.  Having WirelessCanes access means that an employee will be able to login to the Internet and campus network from within the wireless cloud using a registered wireless device.  Employees must login using their CaneID and password.  See the details below if you wish to register your wireless device.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows XP SP2 or higher
  • Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Getting Started on WirelessCanes:  To use WirelessCanes in the Coral Gables campus, you will need to:

  • Obtain and install an appropriate wireless adapter card (if one is not built-in to the mobile device).  We support 802.11b, 802.11b/g, 802.11 b/g/n, 802.11a/b/g or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless adapters.  Compatible adapters may be purchased through the Technology Product Center.
  • Register your wireless adapter card.

Frequently Asked Questions About UM's WirelessCanes:  Please click here.