WIFI options for employees

July 24, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

One of the many benefits of working for Michigan Medicine is access to a free, secure high-speed internet connection.

However, Health Information Technology & Services has determined that almost 30 percent of employees are connecting to the MGuest wireless network by default.

If you are using a personal device such as a smart phone or tablet, please check your WIFI settings now. If the device is connecting by default to MGuest, there are faster, safer options for faculty, staff and students.

The options include:

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For: Employees accessing Michigan Medicine systems, shared drives, data and printers using personal devices.

Access: Enables access to protected health information (PHI) and clinical systems and applications.

Security: Requires installation of AirWatch, which requires your uniqname and Michigan Medicine (Level-2) password for network access.

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For: Michigan Medicine and U-M campus faculty, staff, students, sponsored users and some alumni who are using personal devices for work and/or personal use.

Access: Enables access to the internet. Use this wireless network to access U-M resources like Google apps and Wolverine Access as well as your Michigan Medicine email (through Outlook on the web). Does not provide access to most other Michigan Medicine resources.

Security: Requires uniqname and an up-to-date UMICH (Level-1) password.

Please be advised that the MGuest WIFI is a connection that is reserved for patients and families — and it does not offer a secure connection to conduct Michigan Medicine business. The connection also slows for patients and families when employees log on to the network.

For any questions or concerns when connecting to the networks, please contact HITS via any of the following methods:

  • CALL the HITS Service Desk at 734-936-8000

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