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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.

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). 

Do you have an "always on" Internet connection? It's easy to think that no one could possibly be interested in your personal computer, but that's simply not the case. Having a fast Internet connection that's "always on" when you want to surf the Web is great for you, but it's also great for hackers from around the world who sweep through thousands of random IP addresses looking for computers that they can exploit. And what they can do is really quite scary.

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.

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.

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.

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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