Welcome to the wireless network at Shady Grove. This service is offered free of charge to students, faculty, and staff.  Students, faculty, and staff are expected to comply with the Guidelines for the Acceptable Use of Computing Resources.

Wireless Networks


The Universities at Shady Grove offers a secured wireless network called SKYNET, which utilizes WPA2 / WPA encryption technologies.  To access this service, individuals will need an active USG Logon ID and will be prompt to utilize these credentials for authentication.  For instructions on getting your device connected to the wireless network, please see the links below.


The USG IT Service Desk can assist with your USG Logon ID and any questions you may have regarding getting connected to the SKYNET network. Please contact us by:

E-mail: usg-itservicedesk@umd.edu
Phone: 301.738.6363


The Universities at Shady Grove is a Service Provider for the EDUROAM (education roaming) secure wireless network for international research and education community.  Contact your home institution technical support to determine if you have access to this wireless network and how to authenticate it. 

NOTE: The Universities at Shady Grove has enabled EDUROAM access on the first floor of the Shady Grove Garage.


For authentication issues, contact your home institutions' technical support team. 


The Universities at Shady Grove offers open wireless network access to all visitors and guests.

NOTE: We do encourage current students, faculty and staff at USG to connect to SKYNET for a more secure wireless connection and access to all campus resources.