Networking, Guest Access Options Compared

This page contains access and feature comparison for short-term network guest accounts.

There are a number of ways visitors to the University can connect to the Network. The table below compares the connection methods used by visitors and multi-user devices for VPN and WiFi access.

  IllinoisNet_Guest  Network Guest Accounts IllinoisNet Device Accounts IllinoisNet_Guest Device Accounts Eduroam
Who is this designed for? Any campus visitorSponsored campus visitors needing special access to campus resources behind the Firewall Shared, multi-user devices that can login on IllinoisNet (using 802.1x) Device on campus that can not connect to IllinoisNet (does not support 802.1x) Campus visitors whose home institution participates in Eduroam
What Network resources does it allow access to? WiFi (IllinoisNet_Guest) WiFi (IllinoisNet), VPN WiFi (IllinoisNet) WiFi (IllinoisNet_Guest) WiFi (eduroam)
Security profile  outside Campus Firewallinside Campus Firewall inside Campus Firewall outside Campus Firewall outside Campus Firewall
Is your data encrypted over the air? noyes yes no  yes
Who can make these? Vistors can self create a 24 hour account. Anyone with an Urbana NetID can make a 3 day account.Departments Departments Anyone with an Urbana NetID, departments N/A (login using your home institution credentials)
How many can be made? 10* for individuals sponsoring personal guests, 1 for visitors making self-sponsored accounts1000* unlimited  10* for individuals, 1000* for departments N/A
How are the accounts provisioned Campus Visitors go to their web browser and a captive portal screen is presented that they can use to make an account that lasts for 24 hours. Anyone with an Urbana NetID can make accounts in the Portal: that last for 72 hours, and can be scheduled in advance. Departmental designates make accounts in the Portal: Departments designate people to make sponsored accounts using an AD group that they maintain Departments maintain an AD group with specially named device accounts. Anyone with an Urbana NetID or a departmental designate can make accounts in the Portal: Departments designate people to make sponsored accounts using an AD group that they maintain.  Accounts are provisioned by the home institution.
Notes Recommended default for all campus visitors.Sponsoring department takes responsibility for the Visitor’s use of the network. These accounts should only be used when there is a business case for access behind the campus firewall.   Devices can be put into an air-group which allows access. More information can be found here.  This network can also be used to test that a local account works correctly with eduroam before traveling to other locations where eduroam will be used to get network access.

* The total number of accounts available to a department or individual with an Urbana NetID is shared between Network Guest, IllinoisNet_Guest Device, and IllinoisNet_Guest accounts

Keywords:network guest wifi wireless vpn access   Doc ID:77535
Owner:wireless w.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2017-10-23 11:54 CSTUpdated:2018-01-04 16:27 CST
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