We are excited to announce that on Monday, August 14th we will launch the final pieces to the wireless LAN upgrade. Working with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign we designed our WLAN from theirs, using Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. This new wireless LAN was designed to support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to allow current employees and students to connect their personal devices to the UICOMP wireless system. Our first phase was to offer secure coverage across the University’s main campus. To complete the second phase, we will be making changes to the Guest wireless to protect our students, faculty and staff as well as preserve our bandwidth and connections.
What do you connect to?
UICOMP-Secure was designed for faculty and staff to use
UICOMP-Student was designed for student use
University owned devices will automatically connect to the Wireless LAN via Group policy
UICOMP-Guest was designed for visitors of the University
More detailed information and how to get connected visit our Wireless page.
What do these changes mean?
The investment we are making in wireless access across UICOMP is important for our future as a university enabling our students, faculty, staff and guests to easily access important digital resources and academic tools supports our innovative teaching, learning and research endeavors
Guest wireless is now password protected. It was an open unsecured connection for anyone to use the college’s bandwidth. With the amount of public access in and around the college, the bandwidth for University could be compromised if left open. The open connection was a security issue for not only students faculty and staff, but any guest of the University as well.
All wireless networks will be able to access Solstice presentation devices
Continued research and support will be provided to ensure that the best wireless experience is provided