Wired Connection for Employees and Students
A wired connection is the most common type of connection to the Internet at UC. When using a wired connection, the computer or network device is connected to a jack in the wall using a patch cord. A wired connection can be ordered through GetIT using the Data/Network Connections Category.
Wireless Connection (SecureWireless) for Employees and Students
Wireless connectivity to the Internet is available throughout campus at different locations. The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) uses radio waves transmitted from wireless access points. These connections are designed to provide network access to casual users, not critical production systems. The WLAN at UC is 802.11N compliant and has WPA2 wireless security enabled. For help connecting to the WLAN, contact the UCIT Help Desk or view the online directions and FAQs. Wireless connections can be ordered through GetIT using the Wireless Network Category.
Wireless Access for UC Visitors
Visitors to the university should select the "UCGuest" wireless connection. You will be asked to provide basic information as well as a mobile phone number so we can text you the access code. Once you log in with that access code, the connection will last for eight (8) hours before it must be renewed. Complete instructions are on the splash page that will appear on your screen when you select the UCGuest connection. We also have a PDF with instructions for employees to share with visitors.
Please note, the UC Guest connection is for visitors only. Students, faculty and staff should use the SecureWireless connection (which is faster and more secure).
Static IP Address
A static IP address allows a network device to have a dedicated network address. Static IP addresses can only be requested by UC employees and are assigned to the following devices:
A Static IP Address can be requested by completing the IP Static Request Form.
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