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Wireless Network Services

Northwestern provides four wireless networks to access the Internet. Each network is unique to University affiliation and device type.

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While On Campus

Choose Northwestern and use your NetID and password to connect a computer, smartphone, or tablet. This secure network does not need VPN and requires a valid NetID to access. 

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Choose Device-Northwestern to connect a wireless device such as a game system, printer, AppleTV, or other. This network does not have the same level of security as the Northwestern Wireless Network and should not be used to transmit sensitive information.

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When Traveling

Choose the eduroam network. Northwestern students, staff, and faculty can use their NetID credentials to access wireless network services while visiting eduroam-participating institutions.

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When Visiting Northwestern

If you are a visiting guest, choose the Guest-Northwestern network when visiting the University for short- term access to the wireless network to perform general Internet activities. This network does not have the same level of security as the Northwestern Wireless Network and should not be used to transmit sensitive information.

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Cost

None to use. Costs for new installation can be found on the Service & Equipment Charge Listpdf

How To Request Service

Authorized work order contacts may request service via CONDUITS Online.

 

 

Last Updated: 21 March 2019

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