UI Public Wireless is a wireless Internet service designed for use by visitors to the University who have brief, temporary needs for wireless Internet connectivity while in selected public locations on campus.
NOTE: University students, faculty, and staff have access to a different and more fully featured wireless service (IllinoisNet Wireless), and they are expected to use that service. If you have a University NetID or an active guest account, you should use IllinoisNet Wireless, not UI Public Wireless.
- Getting Started with UI Public Wireless
This page explains how campus visitors can connect to UI Public Wireless.
- UI Public Wireless Locations
All UI Public Wireless locations are listed here.
- Help for UI Public Wireless users
Help is available at (217) 244-7000 during the CITES Help Desk's hours of operation.
- Email and UI Public Wireless
You can send and receive email from any off-campus email server through UI Public Wireless. However, you won't be able to use an email client like Apple Mail or Outlook to send email to the campus email servers.
- Permitted ports
These selected ports and services are allowed to UI Public Wireless users.
- Why UI Public Wireless Isn't for University Users
Some of the reasons University users shouldn't use UI Public Wireless include restrictions on access to on-campus network resources, including email and Library resources.