There are two primary ways to look at the UIUC network: from the user level down to the network, and from the network design level up to the users. The column on the left describes the view of the network which users interact with every day. The column on the right provides contact information and status information for network administrators.
|User-side networking details:
what most people will see every day
Behind the scenes:
A high-speed network connecting nearly every departmental or college building on campus, available to students, faculty, and staff. For a basic overview, see "How Does Information Travel Across the Campus Network?"
- Illinois Research Network
A section of the campus network which is designed to provide unrestricted high-speed access to off-campus locations for specific research purposes.
For residents of University residence halls.
- Office and departmental subnetworks
Many office and departmental subnetworks are also designed and/or managed by CITES system and network administrators.
- IllinoisNet Wireless
Requires a wireless networking card that supports the WPA2 security protocol and a NetID or network guest account.
- UIUCnet Wireless
Requires a wireless networking card, a NetID or network guest account, and use of UIUCnet QuickConnect or the VPN server.
Requires a wireless networking card that supports the WPA2 security protocol and a hosting institution's network credentials.
- UI Public Wireless
Provides short-term access for individuals who don't have NetIDs or guest accounts. Requires a laptop and a wireless networking card.
- Walkup Computing
Requires a laptop, an Ethernet card, an Ethernet cable, and a NetID or network guest account.
- Network access maps
Locations on campus that offer wireless networking, walkup computing, and/or CITES computer labs.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) server
Provides security for wireless users and UIUC IP addresses for third-party ISP users.
Behind the scenes
- CITES Network Design & Support
Consultation, design, and implementation of Local Area Networks (LANs) in campus-related buildings.
- Plant Engineering
Designs and implements the communications infrastructure inside and between buildings on campus.
- CITES Status Page
Announcements about scheduled and unscheduled service interruptions and progress reports.
- UIUCnet Network Status
Real-time status page for current operation of UIUCnet network segments.