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Every computer on a network has a unique identifier. Just as you would address a letter to send in the mail, computers use the unique identifier to send data to specific computers on a network. Most networks today, including all computers on the Internet, use the TCP/IP protocol as the standard for how to communicate on the network.

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 C-Stop.

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.

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). 

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.

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.

Tags: mac, antivirus

While Macs do not suffer the same level of security issues that Windows operating systems do, one can never be too safe and antivirus software does exist for Macintosh computers Solution:

The chances of a virus affecting your Mac are low, but here are a few reasons why the ACCC encourages antivirus protection.

Tags: safemode

Windows XP/Vista/7  

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press F8 repeatedly on the keyboard until the "Advanced Boot Options Screen" pops up.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Option Screen, select "Safe Mode with Networking" using the arrow keys

Windows 8  

  1. Press the Windows key and the F key at the same time to bring up the search funtion
  2. Search for "msconfig", make sure "Apps" is selected under the search bar
  3. Open "msconfig" and go to the tab lableled "Boot".

To configure Windows for wired Res-Net access, first check if an ethernet card is installed:

Check that an ethernet card is installed:

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Maintenance.
  3. Click on Device Manager.
  4. Listed in the Device Manager window you should see Network adapters.
  5. Expand the Network adapters section and locate the installed network adapter(s).

Configure TCP/IP settings for DHCP:

Tags: security

Viruses exploit weaknesses in your computer's system. As a user of UIC's network, it is your responsibility to secure your machine. Failure to do so will result in a suspension of your Res-Net account or general account privileges. Res-Net users and all other users with a history of infection and/or disregard of computer security may have their Res-Net access or account access permanently revoked.

  1. Open the System Preferences application.
  2. Double-click on the Network icon.
  3. The first option to check is Configure.
  4. Pull down that menu, and choose Built-in Ethernet (or your network card if you use a third party NIC).
  5. Select the TCP/IP tab.
  6. The next option will be Configure.
  7. Pull down that menu, and choose Using DHCP.
Tags: antivirus

Steps for virus removal if your computer has been infected.

  1. Go to this link to download Malwarebytes
  2. Once the program is downloaded click on the download file and run the installer
  3. After installation is complete you can run Malwarebytes.
  4. Start a quick scan Once the scan is complete you will be given a report of about any discovered threats.
  5. Select all threats and click remove.
  6. Malwarebytes will ask for a restart.

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