Make a Wireless Connection

NU Wireless Access Sign. NU with a signal tower radiating concentric circles.Northwestern's wireless network provides secure, mobile Internet access for faculty, staff, and students from wireless access points located throughout the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Guest Wireless access is also available.

When searching for available networks, choose Northwestern. This secure network does not need VPN and requires a valid NetID to access.

Connect to the Northwestern network from a laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device using wireless access points conveniently located in campus buildings, residence halls, and public spaces including the Norris University Center and the Northwestern University Library.
 
To use the wireless service, look for the "NU Wireless Access" signs located throughout the Evanston and Chicago campuses or where indicated on the University’s interactive campus maps.  

Connect to Northwestern Wireless

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or Lion (10.7) Connect a Mac to Northwestern Wireless youtube video
  Snow Leopard (10.6)  
Windows Windows 8 Connect to Northwestern Wireless Using Windows 8 youtube video
  Windows 7 Connect to Northwestern Wireless Using Windows 7 youtube video
  Windows XP  
  Windows Vista  
Mobile iPhone or iPad running iOS Connect an iPhone or iPad to Northwestern Wireless youtube video
  Android Connect an Android Phone to Northwestern Wireless youtube video
  Blackberry OS 6 or 7  
Blackberry OS 10
  Windows Phone 8 Connect to Northwestern Wireless Using Windows Phone 8 youtube video
Linux Ubuntu  

Additional Information

Support Contacts

Support Contact:

IT Support Center
Central service desk for students, faculty, and staff.
847-491-4357 (1-HELP)
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