On Campus


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.

Diagram of AppleTV

Connecting your AppleTV to the UC network in residence halls

To connect an AppleTV to the UC network in a residence hall room requires plugging an ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the ATV and plugging the other end of the cable into a datajack located on the wall in the residence room. The AppleTV device MUST be plugged into a datajack; the device is not supported on the UC wireless network.

Note: AppleTV is currently not supported on UC wireless networks. Airplay is not supported in Residence Halls.

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. Instructions for visitors are available for download.

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 network server requires a static IP so the user community can connect to the server using a specific IP or name.
  • A network printer requires a static IP so the user community can print to a specific printer using a specific IP or name.
  • A device installed on the network that cannot be configured for DHCP and must have a static IP to communicate.
  • A device running a software package that requires a static IP in order for the application to perform.

A Static IP Address can be requested by completing the IP Static Request Form.



Led by over 220 U.S. universities working in partnership with 60 industry corporations, 70 government agencies, and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing over 100 countries.   Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.

Internet2 is recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that fostered today's Internet in its infancy. The primary goals of Internet2 are to:

•    Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community.
•    Enable revolutionary Internet applications.
•    Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

The University of Cincinnati has been a member of the Internet2 consortium since December 1997. In 2001, the Office of the Vice President for Information Technologies established an Internet2 Steering Committee to cultivate greater university awareness and participation in Internet2 activities.

Several applications are ready or are under development to take advantage of the increased bandwidth. These include:

•    Heterogeneous computing with geographically distributed systems.
•    Parallel/distributed computing with networks of workstations. Potential collaborators on these applications include Ohio State University, University of California-Davis, Los Alamos, Oak-Ridge, Brown University, Lawrence Livermore National and the Naval Research Laboratory.
•    Multi-media access including full color images, virtual reality, audio and video.
•    Distance learning application development and experimentation.
•    Greater access to the Ohio Super Computing Center

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