General access to the 'CSE-Local' (SSID) Wireless Network will be phased out May - June of 2018.
For more details about the change, please visit:


The Allen School physical network is intended solely for research and instructional need in Computer Science and Engineering, and is restricted to use by faculty, staff, and students in the Allen School. Access to the UW-wide wireless network ('UniversityofWashington' SSID) is available in the Paul G. Allen Center, Sieg Hall, and the forthcoming Gates Center building. CSE also maintains a private limited wireless network for specialized research only, access to which is granted by request.

Register your device for University of Washington wireless access

Although most devices will redirect your browser to authenticate and register, you can opt to manually register (or manage existing registrations) via the following UW IT URL:

About UW wireless networks

For more information on UW's WiFi service, please visit:

Connecting your device to the physical CSE network

You are welcome to connect your personal computing device to the physical CSE network. Registration of the device, or authentication via CSENetID, is required before network access is permitted.

To register your personal computing device - which only needs to be done once - please visit our Register for physical CSE DHCP Access page and complete the registration form.

Appropriate Use of UW and CSE Networks

The University of Washington has guidelines for appropriate use of its computer networks and resources, and you are agreeing to abide by them as a condition of your connection to the UW or CSE networks.

The department does not allow private routers serving unrestricted DHCP to be connected to the CSE network. If you have questions about connecting such a device to the CSE network, please contact CSE Support.

Taking over the identity of any department machine, or unplugging a department machine in order to connect your personal device is forbidden.

Need Help with UW WiFi?

If you have connection issues with the UW wireless network, please contact UW IT Connect.

Need Help with Allen School wired network?

If you have connection issues with the CSE wired network, please contact CSE Support in person in room 207, or via e-mail to