Guest Wireless Network

Tags UIC-Guest

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.

Other Service Names



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 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


  • The guest credentials provided to you
  • The wireless network’s certificate, which ensures that your device is actually connecting to UIC-Guest
  • To be close enough to a UIC-Guest wireless access point.


Everyone using the UIC wireless networks must abide by the Acceptable Use of Computational Resources Policy. There are additional bandwidth and file-sharing limitations on the networks, described in the Guest Wireless Policy

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.

How Do I Use It?

Learn how guests and visitors can 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) IT Service Notices
Sponsor Guest Wireless Access


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