Wireless Data Networking

 

Need to surf the web? Send email? Stream music or video? Connect to the UChicago network using your CNetID from (almost) anywhere on campus.

Wireless connectivity to the campus network is widely available across campus.

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to use the Eduroam or “uchicago-secure” SSIDs by authenticating with a CNetID and password. Guests access to the campus wireless network requires sponsorship by faculty or full-time staff members. Guests from organizations participating in Eduroam may log on with their home institution’s credentials. For more information see the Wireless Overview Page and the entry in the ITS services catalog.

How do I get support?

The UChicago wireless network is for University Faculty, Students, and Staff and can be accessed from most University buildings. Two secure networks are available: “UChicago-Secure” and “Eduroam.” Check out our support documentation to learn more about the wireless network and for information on how to get connected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which network SSID should I use?

We recommend connecting to the Eduroam secure network. Using your CNetID and password, Eduroam allows you to authenticate for network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world. Alternatively, the uchicago-secure network provides the same depth of security for the convenience of those who may not travel with their devices.

We discourage the use of the uchicago network which is an unsecured network provided for those using devices that are unable to use the more secure protocols. The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

 

 

How do I get connected to the wireless network?

From the network selection screen of your device, choose the network you want to connect to; you will be prompted to enter your UChicago credentials. We recommend connecting to the Eduroam network which allows you network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world.

For Eduroam, you will enter your CNetID@uchicago.edu and password, and for uchicago-secure, your CNetID and password.

The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

 

Is there a way for guests to get on the network?

Yes. The University offers a uchicago-guest wireless network where guests may be sponsored either by a faculty member or full-time staff member. For more information on the “UChicago-Guest” network, please read our support documents.