Requirements to Connect to Campus Networks

Before you can connect to our campus networks, your device must meet the requirements below. Connections by devices which do not meet these requirements may be disabled. Usage of campus networks is subject to University Housing policies.

Your device must be running a supported operating system

A supported operating system is one that is actively monitored by its distributor so that security flaws are patched as soon as possible.

Supported operating systems include Windows, Android, iOS, OS X, and mainstream Linux distributions.

Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, and computers running it are not allowed to connect to our campus networks.

The operating system that the device is running must be updated with the latest updates from its distributor

Of course, you can use campus networks to acquire those updates.

The device must have a password for all accounts

Having a good password is crucial to the security of you and your community.

Computers must be running an anti-malware program properly

U of I provides free malware protection software to all UIUC students, faculty, and staff.