Troubleshooting steps to take when user is having WiFi stability issues with MacBook on UWNet.
Go to your device's WiFi settings and choose EduRoam instead of UWNet.
Login with NetID@wisc.edu as your username and your NetID password for the password.
Click on the WiFi icon on the bar at the top right of your screen.
Click "Turn Wi-Fi Off".
Click the Apple logo in the top left of the screen.
Click "System Preferences" from the drop down menu.
Click "Software Update".
Click "Upgrade Now" if there is an update available.
Go to System Preferences as shown above.
Make sure you're on the WiFi Connection on the left side bar in this menu.
On the Wi-Fi tab, click on every network except for UWNet and EduRoam. Once they're highlighted, click the minus button to remove them from the list.
If there are networks that you would like to keep on the list, like a WiFi connection at home, you may choose to leave it. Just make sure to uncheck the "Auto-Join" box next to any networks that aren't UWNet or EduRoam while on campus.
Go to System Preferences
Listed here is everything that can be backed up to iCloud. Uncheck everything in this list if you don't have more than 5GB iCloud storage, especially iCloud Drive and iCloud Photos.
Make sure the MacBook isn't entering sleep/standby if you're watching a lecture or attending an online meeting, move the mouse or hit a key on the keyboard to keep your device awake the entire time.
Hold down the option key and then click on the WiFi icon in the top bar of the screen.
You will see an extra option in the dropdown menu called "Open Wireless Diagnostics". Click this option.
Follow the steps in this Diagnostic Wizard and see if it finds anything wrong with the MacBook's WiFi Connectivity.
If the diagnostic tool finds something wrong with the MacBook then you know that it is a device specific issue and there is nothing wrong with the UWNet or EduRoam WiFi Networks.