Wireless Network

Category: Networking
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT


The UIC community wireless network identifies itself as UIC-WiFi. Visitors to UIC may be eligible to use UIC-Guest or eduroam.


UIC-WiFi uses WPA2 Enterprise Security. WPA2 Enterprise implements the 802.11i security standard, which includes government-grade AES encryption and 802.1x authentication. The specific authentication method that we use with PEAP-MSCHAPv2.



There are many devices that can connect to UIC-WiFi. Here are the ones that we have documented:


The UIC-WiFi public network may be used by members of the UIC community at no charge. Students who reside in UIC residence halls must pay the Res-Net charge; this part of the UIC-WiFi network is not public.

Vistors to UIC may be eligible to use either UIC-Guest or eduroam.


Email consult@uic.edu
Phone 312-413-0003
In person ACCCeSS Helpdesk


Further Information 


Everyone using the UIC wireless networks must abide by the ACCC Acceptable Use Policy. There are additional bandwidth and file-sharing limitations on the networks, described in the Acceptable Use Policy for Res-Net and the UIC Public Wireless Networks.

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

Standard connections are automatic with valid UIC credentials. Guest connections are activated within 24 hours after completion of the request form is submitted. Requesting a new access point is determined after an initial site survey with an ACCC Network Technician.

Incident Resolution Time

3-5 business days unless blueprints are required from Facilities Management.

Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved ACCC maintenance window(s): accc.uic.edu/service-status
Service Notification Channel(s) ACCC News and Alerts: accc.uic.edu/news/all
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review.