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Use My Laptop

Please note:  In order to connect your laptop or wirelesss device to the  Internet, you must be a student, faculty or staff member at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Connecting to the campus wireless network

  • Login to the campus network:
    Guide to connect to the University's wireless network:
  • Login using your University Directory ID and password (required).
  • 'umd-secure' is the recommended and safest wireless connection for students, faculty & staff.
  • Windows and Vista operating systems directions available.
  • Leopard and Tiger operating system directions available.
  • iPhone and iTouch directions available.

Printing wirelessly to library printers

(You must be logged in to the University's wireless network - see above - in order to print wirelessly)

  • Start at:
  • Print from your laptop to any library printer, from anywhere on the campus network (e.g.,. department, dorm room, etc).
  • Don't delay. You must pick up your print job in a library within 2 hours of sending it or your request will be dropped (deleted) from the print server.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs):

  • GO TO:
    Learn the answers to your questions:
  • Does my dorm room have wireless coverage?
  • How do I set up a wireless router?
  • Will my iPhone work on the wireless network?
  • Can I give wireless access to my visiting friends & family?
  • ...and more!

Guest access

  • Library staff do not sponsor Guest Wireless Accounts. Please use the public computers available in all campus Libraries.
  • Other University faculty and staff may provide this access if they agree to do so:


  • What is eduroam? eduroam is a secure service that allows students to have access to wireless internet when visiting participating institutions by using their student ID and password from their home institution.
  • Which USMAI and other local schools participate in eduroam? UMD, UMUC, UMB, UMBC, Towson, Morgan State, and Georgetown all participate in eduroam.
  • For more information about eduroam at UMD, visit OIT's information page:

Security and your laptop

  • It only takes a minute for a thief to strike!
  • Avoid being a crime statistic. Do not leave your laptop unattended.
  • All campus buildings are public spaces, even the Libraries, so be vigilant about guarding the safety of your personal belongings.

Getting a wired connection

Need help with your wireless or wired connection?

  • Students: Call 301-405-1400, the Help Desk at the Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Faculty and Staff: Call 301-405-1500, the Help Desk at the Office of Information Technology (OIT)