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Use the UChicago Wireless Network

This article explains how faculty, students, and staff access the UChicago secure wireless network. Guests may also use the wireless network. Please see the Eduroam and Guest Network articles listed at the end of this article.

In December 2010, IT Services introduced a new secure wireless network, uchicago-secure. The uchicago-secure wireless network uses 802.1X standards, which offers several key advantages:

  • You are prompted for your CNet credentials less often, because most devices supply user credentials when necessary without prompting the user.

  • 802.1X provides a higher level of security because wireless traffic is encrypted and private IP addresses are assigned to each device using it.

Get Started

To automatically configure your device to use our new 802.1X authentication protocol, visit the Wireless Network website.

You can use the configuration wizard on a wide variety of devices, including Windows and Macintosh computers, iPhones and Android smart phones (2.1 or later only), and portable devices such as iPads. For a full list of supported operating systems and wireless cards, or for configuration instructions, see our Computer Requirements. Please note that you'll need administrator privileges on your computer to use the configuration wizard.

By using the wizard instead of manual configuration, you can greatly lower the chance of mistakes that would prevent you from accessing the wireless network. If you prefer to configure your client manually, use our step-by-step instructions.

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Keywords:networking connect connectivity wifi "connection problems"   Doc ID:19490
Owner:Mike R.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-02 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-03-09 15:09 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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