Internet

Each UIC residence hall room is equipped with high speed computer connections. Students are charged a Technology Access fee of $60/semester (equal to $15/month) which allows access to cable television, wired and wireless internet connections in the residence halls.”

More information about Res-Net is available on the ACCC webpage.

Unlimited Bandwidth: UNLIMITED RESNET is available to resident students who complete an online tutorial and quiz about online security and awareness. To take the course, log into Blackboard and select the course "Security Education and Awareness". Once you proceed through all the slides in the course, you will have the opportunity to take an online quiz. You must score 100% on the quiz, however you can take the quiz as many times as it takes to accomplish a perfect score. Once you have passed the course and test your ResNet status will be changed to "unlimited". Keep an eye on your UIC email account for the message stating that your status has been changed. Until that message is received you must still abide by the 6GB/day limit.

Connect Wi-Fi Enabled Devices

You are now able to connect any Wi-Fi enabled devices including game consoles and smart TVs to the internet!

ACCC and Campus Housing are happy to introduce this new and exciting feature available to all residents. To register and connect your device, follow the steps below.

  1. Find the wireless MAC address* of your device.
  2. Go to https://housing.uic.edu/ise and login with your netID and password.
  3. Read the Acceptable Use Policy and click Accept.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter the Device Name (e.g. Xbox One, Samsung TV).
  6. Enter the MAC address of your device (e.g. AA:BB:CC:11:22:33).
  7. Optional: Enter a device description.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. Go to your device’s internet settings.
  10. Connect to the wireless network “mydevices”.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Do I need to register my laptop or phone?
No. If your device is already able to connect to the UIC-WiFi through normal means, you do not need to register it. If the device requires a phone/laptop to be connected to the same network for it to function (e.g. Chromecast), then you will need to register both your device and phone/laptop and connect it to “mydevices”.

Will this work for a wired connection?
No. this will only work for Wi-Fi enabled devices.

How many devices can I register?
Each resident can register up to three devices. If you reach this limit, you are able to remove registered devices by checking the box next to the device and clicking Delete.

Using Res-Net

By using Residence Hall Internet, you agree to the ACCC Acceptable Usage Policy.

Everyone in the Residence Halls has the ability to use Res-Net, no matter if you are using Mac or Windows. To use Res-Net, you will need at least one ethernet cord. When you talk to your soon-to-be roommate over the summer, be sure to ask them how they plan on connecting to the Internet.

Routers: I am sure you are asking, “Why can’t I bring my own router to use the Internet?” Using a router to connect to the school’s Internet is NOT ALLOWED! If you are caught using a router, your Internet privileges will be suspended. Plus, who wants to spend an extra $50 on a router when Campus Housing provides a free ethernet hub?

Hubs: Say you didn’t think you were going to need a hub, but when you get here you realize “I need a Hub!” That’s okay, Campus Housing has you covered! If you arrive to the Residence Halls and realize you need a Hub, you will be able to check them out at the area office! If you do not know where the Area office is, your R.A. or Peer Mentor will be more than happy to guide you there!