Wireless Networking Overview

Switch to Secure Wireless

A more secure and convenient wireless network is now available on campus. Get started at http://wireless-ucsecure.uchicago.edu.

For more information about the wireless network, visit our Wireless Documentation.

Wireless access to the internet is available across campus. If your computer is wireless capable, you can use it to check email or browse the web, in accordance with our policies for network access. To learn how to set up a wireless connection on your computer, see our Using the Wireless Network page. If you would like to learn about other methods of connecting to the University network, read the Connect to the University Network Tip Sheet.

802.11n: The Next Generation of Wireless

802.11n Roll Out Projection MapIT Services began introducing 802.11n connectivity in summer 2009. 802.11n provides greater performance, more range, and improved reliability. 802.11n will be available in the following buildings by the end of the first half of 2012:

  • Rosenwald
  • Wieboldt
  • Harper
  • Classics
  • Kersten
  • Pick
  • Social Science 
  • Kent
  • Eckhart

We are continuing to improve the wireless across campus. To see a list of the buildings currently supporting 802.11n along with ones we will be upgrading during the Fall quarter, view our 802.11n map.

Related Services

  • Network Connectivity On Campus - Information about connecting to the network from on campus, IP addressing, and jack activation
  • Network Connectivity From Off-Campus - Off-campus methods of connecting to the University of Chicago network
  • Eduroam - Eduroam (“education roaming”) is a free and secure global wireless access service for the Research & Education sector. It’s currently available at about 3,500 institutions worldwide. Faculty, students, and staff of the University of Chicago will be able to use their CNetID to log in to wireless when visiting universities and research institutions that participate in eduroam. Conversely, visitors to Hyde Park from an organization that participates in eduroam will be able to log in to wireless at the University of Chicago using the credentials provided to them by their home institution.