UI Public Wireless is available in selected locations for visitors of the Urbana-Champaign campus. After a few simple steps, you can connect to the Internet and access the Web, email, instant messaging, and other selected services.
UI Public Wireless is available in a few selected locations in the Champaign-Urbana area, including Willard Airport.
How to know whether you're in a covered area:
Table tents describing how to connect to UI Public Wireless
An entry in the list of UI Public Wireless locations
Once you're in a covered location and have started your laptop (and enabled your wireless card, if it's an optional feature on your system), you should view the list of wireless networks available.
Both UIUCnet and UIpublicWiFi will be listed in any UI Public Wireless area; other networks may also be available. Make sure you choose the UIpublicWiFi network.
- On Windows:
Either double-click the wireless network icon in the task bar (near the clock) or go to the Network Connections control panel and double-click the wireless network entry. In the list of network connections that appears, select UIpublicWiFi.
- On Mac:
Click the signal icon and select UIpublicWiFi from the menu of wireless networks that drops down. (If no list of networks is shown, select Internet Connect and make sure that your AirPort hardware is turned on.)
If you encounter any difficulties, help is available at 217-244-7000.
After you've made your connection to the UI Public Wireless network, you'll need to fill out a registration form. The University is legally required to collect information from you in order to provide you with network access.
On the following screen, the University collects contact information such as your name, email address, and phone number in order to be able to comply with any law enforcement requests.
UI Public Wireless users can contact wireless-related technical support at 217-244-7000 during the CITES Help Desk's hours of operation.