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Wireless Network

Connecting to the UISWiFi Wireless Network

Windows 7 and Windows 8

To connect your computer to your wireless network, open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon in the notification area.
In the list of networks, select UISWiFi, and then click Connect.

Depending upon whether or not your computer is in the UISAD domain, Windows may ask you for your UIS Network ID and password in order to authenticate and let you connect to the network.

Mac OSX

In order to connect to UISWiFi, select the UISWiFi from the AirPort menu. You will be prompted for your UIS Network ID and password. After a few moments, you will automatically be connected to the UISWiFi wireless network.

iPhone / iPad

Like Mac OSX, connecting to UISWiFi only requires that you enter your user name and password. Go to Settings, then Wi-Fi. Select UISWiFi from the list and it should ask you for your UIS Network ID and password. Click Join to finish connecting – after a few moments you should be back at the Wi-Fi config screen and it should show that you are connected to the UISWiFi wireless network.

eduroam

The eduroam (education roaming) wireless service allows members of the University of Illinois campuses to access wireless networks of visited Universities that participate in eduroam, using their campus NetID and password. The service is available at the affiliated institutions in the United State, Canada, Europe, and Asia and the Pacific.

To configure your computer or mobile device to connect to eduroam, use the following settings:

  • Your user name: yournetid@uisad.uis.edu (the @uisad.uis.edu tells the eduroam service which university you’ll authenticate to.)
  • Your password: your UIS NetID password
  • Your domain (if asked): Leave this blank

Some systems will automatically detect the wireless network security type and will only prompt you to enter your personal information. Other systems may require you to enter network security information first. If you need to enter network security information, use:

  • Network authentication: WPA2
  • Data encryption: AES
  • Authentication: Secured password via Protected EAP (PEAP) with Microsoft CHAP (MSCHAPv2) (or) Secured password via TTLS with Microsoft CHAP (MSCHAPv2)

After you’ve configured your eduroam connection, make sure that it’s placed lower in the priority list than UISWiFi Wireless, so that you’ll connect to the campus network by default when you’re on campus and use eduroam only when you’re traveling.

Wireless for Gaming and Other Devices

Faculty, staff and students now have the ability to connect to the UIS wireless network via an Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo-DS, and other devices that do not use standard Enterprise Wireless Encryption.

Students can register up to 5 devices to access the wireless network. For more information and to register your devices check out the Gaming Devices at UIS webpage.

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