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Follow these steps to connect to UIC-WiFi wireless network using Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard):

Connecting to our wireless network through Windows is easy with your UIC NetID and password. Windows 8 requires no external software, it's just a simple login. For Windows XP / Vista / 7, we have a UIC-WiFi Installer that can be downloaded and used to automatically configure your connection. We also have manual instructions at the bottom for people who would prefer to do that.

ACCC Satellite Services Helpdesk provides hands-on technical support for personal computers and other devices of UIC students, staff, and faculty. Support is available for connecting to campus networks, including UIC-WiFi, virus removal, and installing campus-licensed software.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

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.

UIC-Guest is used by non-UIC visitors on our campus. To give users temporary Guest access please visit the Guest Wireless page.

eduroam is a World Wide wireless network. A user can connect to eduroam on UIC’s campus after first connecting at their home institution.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Important note: iPod touch and iPad devices need an existing network connection to download and install the UIC-WiFi profile. You do not have to be connected to UIC-WiFi to download and install the profile, but you do have to be connected to the Internet. Please use another wireless connection (at home, coffee shop). 

Access to guest wireless services (UIC-Guest) while on the UIC campus is a privilege and all guests are required to abide by the UIC Guest Wireless Policy.

UIC-WiFi uses WPA2 Enterprise security with 802.1x authentication, PEAP with MSCHAP v2.These instructions should help you to connect your Android (2.1 or higher) device to the campus wireless network. You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. If you have trouble connecting to UIC-WiFi, please visit ACCCeSS Helpdesk.

UIC-WiFi is available in many locations on campus. For specific locations, please check the east campus and west campus maps, or the list of locations below.

Setting up UIC-WiFi on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is completely different from Leopard and Snow Leopard. It works in the same way as it does on iPhones and iPads. If you already have UIC-WiFi set up on your Mac when you upgrade your operating system to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Lion will import the UIC-WiFi settings for you; you won't have to reconfigure it in that case.

There are daily data usage limitations on the use of Res-Net and the UIC public wireless networks on campus, as well as other restrictions, which are described in UIC Wireless and Res-Net Policy.

Use the Data Usage Monitoring Tool to view your data usage as calculated by ACCC. The Data Usage Monitoring Tool is the recommended method for monitoring your bandwidth usage on the UIC networks. Please note that although ACCC makes every effort to maintain the availability of its machines, the inability to access the monitor is not a valid reason for exceeding your data usage. Consult UIC Wireless and Res-Net Policy for the current data usage limit and other restrictions.

The UIC campus wireless network, UIC-WiFi, uses 802.11n network standard, and WPA2 Enterprise Security.

You need to be on campus to do this, near a UIC-WiFi access point. Important: Where the instructions and the screenshots differ, use the settings given in the instructions.

Linux machines with many types of wireless cards can be configured to connect to UIC-WiFi. But please understand that the ACCC does not support connecting to UIC-WiFi with Linux. The UIC Linux Users Group has documentation and will help. Visit the UIC ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, particularly the UIC Linux Guides.

Gaming consoles (Xbox, Wii, etc.) are not supported on the UIC-WiFi network. In order to connect to UIC-WiFi, a wireless device must be able to use 802.1x authentication, which the Xbox and other gaming consoles currently do not support. 

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To locate wireless availability on campus, please visit the Wireless Availability Map for up-to-date location information.

These steps will allow you to connect your Apple TV 3rd or 4th Gen to UIC-WiFi. The following are required:

A USB-A to Micro-USB cable (for 3rd generation aTV)

A USB-A to USB-C cable (for 4th generation aTV)

A Mac running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 or later

Apple Configurator 2

The AppleTV-UIC-WiFi.mobileconfig file

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