Wireless Connectivity


Wireless access is provided by UMKC to allow for seamless connectivity for users across our entire campus. Use of the wireless network requires logon using your UMKC Username, and is subject to the terms listed in the UMKC Wireless Networks and SafeConnect policies.

Wireless Coverage

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Volker Campus Hospital Hill Campus
Volker Campus Wireless Coverage Hospital Hill Wireless Coverage

Wireless Configuration

For detailed instructions on how to connect your device to the UMKCWPA network, choose one of the links below.


In order to provide a more stable and secure network UMKC utilizes SafeConnect, a small tool that helps to ensure your computer is up to date and is free of malicious software. This tool must be installed before full network access can be attained in any UMKC Residence Hall. Instructions for installing the SafeConnect client can be found at the SafeConnect instructions page.

Games and Media

In order to help support a wide array of devices, the UMKC-Media network was created for the purpose of connecting media and gaming devices that do not support modern security methods. The UMKC-Media wireless network is not intended for use with smartphones, laptops, tablets or any device that can connect to a WPA2-Enterprise (WPA2-E) wireless network. If you have a device with one of these Operating Systems, please use the UMKCWPA or eduroam wireless networks

Instructions for configuring your media devices for UMKC-Media can be found at the UMKC-Media enrollment page.

Devices similar to the ones below can be used on the UMKC-Media network

  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Sony Playstation
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Blu-ray Player's
  • Smart TV's
*Due to a software incompatability, the Nintendo Wii can only connect via a LAN adapter.


eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access 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.

Detailed step-by-step instructions for connecting are avalilable on the Eduroam instructions page.

For more information, you can visit the eduroam website at

UMKC Visitors

Visitors to the UMKC campus can connect to the wifi network UMKCWPA by using the username UMKC-visitor.
UMKC Faculty and Staff can click here to obtain the current password to the UMKC-visitor account for their Visitors.

Please contact the Technology Support Center at (816) 235-2000 with any questions or concerns.