Guest Wireless Network

What Is It?

Access to UIC's guest wireless network (UIC-Guest) is a privilege and all guests are required to abide by the UIC Guest Wireless Policy. There are three methods for guests to obtain wireless network access while on the UIC Campus: self-created guest access, staff-sponsored guest access and eduroam.


Self-created Guest Access

  • Visitors to the UIC campus can self-create guest account credentials using the UIC-Guest Self Service Wireless Account Creation page (This page can only be accessed from on the UIC campus)
  • To use this service you must be able to receive SMS text messages (standard text message rates apply) on your cell phone
  • This service will not work with Google Voice
  • Guests are allowed to create up to five accounts per semester
  • Guest accounts created using this service expire in 48 hours after they are created

Staff-sponsored Guest Access

  • UIC faculty and staff may create guest wireless accounts for guests to the university that are active for up to two weeks using the Temporary Guest Wireless page
  • These accounts may be pre-created and activated on a specified date which is ideal for scheduled visitors. Guest accounts created using this service are valid for up to two weeks


  • UIC is a member of eduroam
  • Visitors to the UIC campus from other eduroam institutions may connect to the eduroam SSID using their credentials from their home institution
  • UIC does not provide support for visitors to configure their devices for eduroam use as the configuration is determined by the home institution


  • Your valid UIC NetID and password for user authentication
  • The wireless network’s certificate, which ensures that your device is actually connecting to UIC-WiFi
  • The certificate should show as Issued to: InCommon RSA Server CA – if it doesn’t then download and install the other certificate listed above. When installing you must trust these certificates when prompted
  • To be close enough to an UIC-WiFi Technology Solutions public wireless access point.


Everyone using the UIC wireless networks must abide by the Technology Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. There are additional bandwidth and file-sharing limitations on the networks, described in the Acceptable Use Policy for Res-Net and the UIC Public Wireless Networks

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

To request guest wireless credentials as a UIC staff member, select the Sponsor Guest Wireless Access button located on this page.

To access eduroam, see How do I use eduroam?

How Do I Use It?

Learn how can guests and visitors access UIC Wireless.

How Much Does It Cost?

Visitors to UIC may use either UIC-Guest or eduroam at no cost.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Guest connections are activated within 24 hours after completion of the request form is submitted. Staff sponsored guest credentials are activated within 10 minutes of request form completion.
Incident Resolution Time 3-5 business days
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices
Sponsor Guest Wireless Access


Service ID: 475
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Fri 11/19/21 10:16 AM
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