Network & Internet Connectivity

Includes wireless (WiFi), wired network, VPN, and Internet access.

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Wired Network & Internet Access

With the exception of the Welcome Centre, all buildings on campus are connected to the University's wired network. Network jacks are generally available in all offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, labs, as well in some public areas (hallways, open space, etc.).

Wireless (WiFi) Network & Internet Access

Wireless (WiFi) network access is available throughout the University campus, and selected off-campus locations.

Network Firewall & Security

Use this form to open a ticket requesting support for your network security or firewall related inquiry.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology provides secure remote access and secure data transmission between devices that are not connected to the University wired or wireless campus networks and University systems. The the Palo Alto GlobalProtect software that you can install on your computer makes it seem as if it is on the campus network by setting up a tunnel which encrypts all traffic between your computer and the University firewall.

Guest Wireless UWin Account

Faculty and staff can request WiFi account for their guests.

Domain Name Services (DNS)

DNS servers maintain a directory of domain names (example: uwindsor.ca) and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (example: 137.207.71.196).

DHCP Services

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol used to assign IP addresses and provide configuration information to devices such as servers, desktops, or mobile devices, so they can communicate on a network using the Internet Protocol (IP). All IP addresses are dynamically allocated by our DHCP servers on both wireless and wired networks