A wide variety of network options are available to University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff. The option you choose at any particular time depends on four factors:
Are you in an office? A classroom? A dorm room? A campus coffeehouse? On vacation? A foreign exchange trip? Read this section if you're interested in finding network resources in your current location.
Do you have a portable device such as a laptop, Android, or iDevice? With wireless access or without it? A larger, stationary computer such as a desktop workstation? No computer with you at the moment, so you need access to a campus lab? Read this section if you're interested in finding out what you can do with the type of network access you have.
When you're on campus, you can use IllinoisNet Wireless for Internet access, but from off campus you may need another service provider to make it possible to connect to UIUCnet and the rest of the Internet. These pages help you select service in the network speed, price range, and area of availability that best suits your needs.
The network access scenarios provide samples that answer many questions at once for an assortment of common situations -- a laptop in a campus library or local coffeehouse, for example, or wireless access from a hotel, or study abroad. One of the scenarios may describe your current situation.