Networking & Wireless

A guide to connecting to the campus WiFi

For information on wired or wireless networking on the UIUC campus, please visit Our Wireless Networks page.

Wired Access

Our wired network is limited to faculty, staff, and researchers using computers provided by the university. Some wired connections in the building are accessible to non-iSchool computers, including some next to the iSchool Help Desk. Plugging into these jacks will provide access sites on the domain only. You will need your University of Illinois account and VPN to connect to sites outside the university.

Wireless Access


IllinoisNet is a secure wireless network that uses your university credentials to connect. Once these credentials are stored on your machine you should be able to automatically connect to the network in most areas on campus.


  • IllinoisNet_Guest serves multiple purposes. Its main purpose is to allow guests temporary access to wireless at UIUC.
  • More details on how guests can connect to IllinoisNet_Guest can be found on the Technology Services Wi-Fi Help Portal
  • IllinoisNet_Guest can also be used to configure devices to properly connect to IllinoisNet. If you're having trouble connecting to IllinoisNet, you may want to connect to IllinoisNet_Guest instead.
  • More instructions for how to use IllinoisNet_Guest to configure IllinoisNet are available on the Technology Services Wi-Fi Help Portal, linked above. 

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access

Tech Services offers a Virtual Private Network to allow students, faculty, and staff a way to connect to University resources securely even while working remotely. 

More information on how to download and install the VPN client is available on the Download and Set Up the VPN Client page. 

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Created2023-06-29 10:36:45Updated2024-06-03 10:41:33
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