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Network and Internet Services

OIT is responsible for maintaining the campus area network and for connecting individuals and groups to University of Colorado network resources and the internet. Networking resources include cabling, switches, routers, subnets, IP addressing, DNS, wireless networks, and off-campus access.

ServiceWho May Get ItFeatures
eduroam Secure WirelessFaculty, staff, students, and visitors from participating eduroam institutionsA secure federated wireless network service available on the CU Boulder campus as well as hundreds of other institutions in the United States and worldwide.
UCB WirelessAll CU Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKeyUCB Wireless provides easy access to the network in approximately 90% of all indoor building space on campus.
Guest WirelessAny guest visiting the CU Boulder campus.Wireless access for CU Boulder visitors that doesn't require an IdentiKey. Connections last for 24 hours.
Wired InternetFaculty, staff, and students1Gb (GigE) standard connections in most university buildings, residence halls, and university apartments.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)CU Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKeyProvides a secure network connection both on and off campus. Visit the VPN service page for downloads and documentation for the Cisco AnyConnect client, custom VPN service, and more.
IP Address ManagementFaculty and staffStatic IP addresses for systems, printers, and devices.
Dynamic DNSDDNS is available to any clients using private IP address space in the campus Active Directory.Client systems should be on subnets in private IP address space.
 Client systems should be participating in the campus Active Directory.
Clear CacheAnyoneClearing your web browser's cache can resolve many networking and webpage issues.

Online Tools and Resources

Family Housing Internet Provided by Comcast

The family housing buildings of Athens Court, Athens North, Smiley Court, Marine Court and Newton court have wired and wireless networks provided through Comcast.

End users having issues should be directed to call Comcast directly at 855-307-4896. If after calling Comcast your issue remains unresolved, contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 and ask for a ticket to be routed to SAIT for assistance. 

Mobile Hotspot Pilot Program

A new program offered by University Libraries, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Office of Information Technology allows students to check out mobile hotspots to use at home. These portable devices allow you to connect to wifi without using your mobile data or an internet service. Learn more about the pilot on the University Libraries website.

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