Wireless Data Device Network & Wireless Cards Driver

  1. A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installations avoid the costly process of introducing cables into a building, or as a connection between various equipment locations.
  2. We discourage the use of the uchicago network which is an unsecured network provided for those using devices that are unable to use the more secure protocols. The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.
  3. The latest technology is the 5G network, which promises even faster speeds and greater bandwidth compared with 4G while reducing interference with other nearby wireless devices. Where 4G uses frequencies below 6 GHz, newer 5G networks use shorter wavelength signals with much higher frequencies, in the range of 30 GHz to 300 GHz.

Although, for the most part, setting up a wired network connection on a Windows 10 device is as easy as plugging in an Ethernet cable, connecting using a wireless adapter requires some additional.

Wireless Data Networking

Connect to the UChicago network using your CNetID from (almost) anywhere on campus.

Wireless connectivity to the campus network is widely available across campus.

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to use the Eduroam or “uchicago-secure” SSIDs by authenticating with a CNetID and password. Guests access to the campus wireless network requires sponsorship by faculty or full-time staff members. Guests from organizations participating in Eduroam may log on with their home institution’s credentials. For more information see the Wireless Overview Page and the entry in the ITS services catalog.

How do I get support?

The UChicago wireless network is for University Faculty, Students, and Staff and can be accessed from most University buildings. Two secure networks are available: “UChicago-Secure” and “Eduroam.” Check out our support documentation to learn more about the wireless network and for information on how to get connected.
Which network SSID should I use?
We recommend connecting to the Eduroam secure network. Using your CNetID and password, Eduroam allows you to authenticate for network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world. Alternatively, the uchicago-secure network provides the same depth of security for the convenience of those who may not travel with their devices.

We discourage the use of the uchicago network which is an unsecured network provided for those using devices that are unable to use the more secure protocols. The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

How do I get connected to the wireless network?
From the network selection screen of your device, choose the network you want to connect to; you will be prompted to enter your UChicago credentials. We recommend connecting to the Eduroam network which allows you network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world.

For Eduroam, you will enter your [email protected] and password, and for uchicago-secure, your CNetID and password.

The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

Is there a way for guests to get on the network?
Wireless Data Device Network & Wireless Cards drivers
Yes. The University offers a uchicago-guest wireless network where guests may be sponsored either by a faculty member or full-time staff member. For more information on the “UChicago-Guest” network, please read our support documents.

Wireless Data Networking

Connect to the UChicago network using your CNetID from (almost) anywhere on campus.

Wireless connectivity to the campus network is widely available across campus.

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to use the Eduroam or “uchicago-secure” SSIDs by authenticating with a CNetID and password. Guests access to the campus wireless network requires sponsorship by faculty or full-time staff members. Guests from organizations participating in Eduroam may log on with their home institution’s credentials. For more information see the Wireless Overview Page and the entry in the ITS services catalog.

How do I get support?

The UChicago wireless network is for University Faculty, Students, and Staff and can be accessed from most University buildings. Two secure networks are available: “UChicago-Secure” and “Eduroam.” Check out our support documentation to learn more about the wireless network and for information on how to get connected.
Wireless Data Device Network & Wireless Cards Driver
Which network SSID should I use?
We recommend connecting to the Eduroam secure network. Using your CNetID and password, Eduroam allows you to authenticate for network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world. Alternatively, the uchicago-secure network provides the same depth of security for the convenience of those who may not travel with their devices.

Wireless Data Device Network & Wireless Cards Drivers

We discourage the use of the uchicago network which is an unsecured network provided for those using devices that are unable to use the more secure protocols. The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

How do I get connected to the wireless network?
From the network selection screen of your device, choose the network you want to connect to; you will be prompted to enter your UChicago credentials. We recommend connecting to the Eduroam network which allows you network access at more than 5,000 educational institutions around the world.

For Eduroam, you will enter your [email protected] and password, and for uchicago-secure, your CNetID and password.

Wireless Data Device Network & Wireless Cards Drivers

The University wireless network supports the 802.11b/g/n protocols, though we encourage you to use 802.11n for the best experience.

Is there a way for guests to get on the network?
Yes. The University offers a uchicago-guest wireless network where guests may be sponsored either by a faculty member or full-time staff member. For more information on the “UChicago-Guest” network, please read our support documents.