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.


  • Your valid UIC NetID and password for user authentication. 
  • The wireless network's certificate, which ensures your device that it is actually connecting the UIC-WiFi. You might download the certificate the first time you connect to the network or you might install it when you are setting up your configuration. You might need to also install the Root Certificate that certifies the UIC-WiFi certificate.
  • To be close enough to an UIC-WiFi ACCC public wireless access point


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.