Connecting to NMU LTE

Is NMU LTE available in your area?

NMU LTE is available everywhere NMU EAN is available. Go to the Check Availabilty page and click the "Check Availabilty" button. Enter your complete address with Street Address, City, State, and Zip code to see if NMU LTE is available in your location.

If you were issued an NMU ThinkPads NMU LTE is not installed by default. You can get the NMU LTE network and SIM cards installed at no charge so the computer can access the NMU LTE network. If you have not already done so, please stop at the Helpdesk to get a work order for the LTE hardware to be installed. 

If you were issued an NMU MacBook you can come to the Helpdesk/Micro Repair and be issued a MiFi LTE Hotspot at no charge. This device will be issued to you and must be returned with the computer. The MiFi LTE Hotspot connects to NMU LTE and provides Internet access via a built in WiFi signal.

For all other WiFi capable devices:

NMU LTE CPE's (Customer Premises Equipment) are available for purchase from Micro Repair for current NMU employees, students, and NMU retirees. An NMU LTE SIM card will be included. You will still need to go to https://register.nmu.edu to register the SIM card to the NMU network before you can access the Internet from the NMU LTE Network.

If you want to purchase your own LTE CPE, NMU tested devices are listed here. You will still need to purchase a NMU LTE SIM card from Micro Repair, configure the CPE, and go to https://register.nmu.edu to register the SIM card to the NMU network before you can access the Internet from the NMU LTE Network.

Connecting the ThinkPad to NMU (LTE)
 

1.Left click the “WiFi” or “Ethernet”  icon in the system tray in the lower right corner of the Windows desktop.
   
2.Make sure an Ethernet cable is not connected,  “NMU" "WiFi” is "Off" (grayed out) and “Cellular"or "Mobile Broadband" is turned "On" (displayed in blue) and click the “NMU (LTE)” icon in the top section of the “Networks” menu.
   
3.Check the “Connect automatically” checkbox if it isn’t already checked and click the “Connect” button. The icon initially may indicate a “Limited” connection but then display “Connected”
 
4.The “LTE”  icon will appear in the system tray when NMU (LTE) is in use. The number of white bars indicates the signal strength. You should now be able to access the NMU network using NMU LTE.
  

Connecting the ThinkPad to NMU WiFi (preferred if on campus)

1.Left click the “LTE”  or “Ethernet”  icon in the system tray in the lower right corner of the Windows desktop. 
  
2.Click the "NMU" "WiFi" to turn on (turn blue) the WiFi network adapter in the “Networks” menu.
  
3.Select the WiFi connection you want to use (Use the “NMU” WiFi connection if on campus). 
 
4.Check the “Connect automatically” checkbox if it isn’t already checked and click the “Connect” button. The icon initially may indicate a “Limited” connection but then display “Connected”.
  
 5.The “WiFi” icon will appear in the system tray when WiFi is in use. The number of white bars indicates the signal strength. You should now be able to access the NMU network using NMU WiFi. NOTE: The system will use the WiFi connection by default even if the NMU (LTE) connection is on.
 
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