Network Access Instructions

All use of university networks must be in compliance with IT Services Eligibility and Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology. Please take a moment to review this information.

Accessing the wired and wireless networks

Network access at the University of Chicago is offered with dynamic IP addresses supplied by DHCP. DHCP is used on both the wired and wireless network in residence halls and libraries, and on the uchicago wireless network. Before arriving to campus, configure your computing device for DHCP according to the instructions for your operating system:

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion)
Windows 7
Windows XP
iPhone and iPad
Android
Blackberry

Once your device is properly configured, register it to the campus network with your CNET ID for wired access, or join the uchicago network for wireless access. Note: Please obtain your personal computing device MAC address prior to registration.

Network Wirelessly

For connection instructions, see the "Wireless Network Registration" website. Remember, this process can be completed before arriving to campus. Doing so will expedite your network connection process. Please obtain your personal computing device MAC address prior to registration. No static IP addresses are provided.

IT Services operates the uchicago wireless network in residence halls and other locations around campus.

As of August 2013, all residence halls have 100% wireless access in rooms and lounges. Residents are not allowed to set up personal wireless access points in accordance with IT Services policy.