Hotspots and Routers

University Housing provides wireless Internet access in all the residence halls and Goodwin-Green.

In order to ensure that the campus wireless network, IllinoisNet, has strong coverage throughout the halls for you and your community, we do not allow devices that will interfere with the network signal.


Wireless routers are not allowed in the residence halls, even if the SSID is hidden. Rooms with wireless routers will have their connection disabled until the wireless router is removed. Ethernet switches that do not broadcast a wireless signal are allowed.


Wireless hotspots (including tethering / Internet sharing), are not allowed in the residence halls. Hotspots or tethering devices that operate via wire are allowed as long as they do not broadcast a wireless signal.