Northern Illinois University

Information Technology Services

NIU Wi-Fi Access and
Secure Access to the NIU Network

NIU Wi-Fi Access

This is the only wireless site available until a connection to NIU Wi-Fi has been established.
To set up a connection, choose one below:

Wireless in the Residence Halls

If you live in the residence halls and need help getting online in the residence halls, call the ResTech Helpdesk at 815-753-6267.

NIU Wireless Security Certificate

You may need to manually download the NIU Wireless Security Certificate.

You may need to enable the security certificate if it downloaded automatically. 
 - Enable the NIU security certificate on Windows 7 and Vista
 - Enable the NIU security certificate on Windows XP

NIU Wi-Fi Coverage

Residence halls, academic buildings and some administrative buildings have 100% coverage.

Need Help?

Bring your device to the IT Contact Center, TS 114, at the south end of the Public Safety and Health Services building. Look for the burgundy awning.

Secure Access to the NIU Network

SSL AnyConnect is a secure connection when an NIU IP address is needed.

NOTE: Additional step required after a Manual Installation

Learn more > General information about SSL AnyConnect VPN