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UCB Wireless


UCB Wireless can be accessed in all buildings on campus, residence halls and even on the Buff Bus. CU Boulder's wireless network consists of permanently installed access points built with 802.11a/b/g network hardware. 802.11n is being installed as part of new construction projects. Family Housing wireless service is provided by Comcast and you can find more information about this service at the bottom of this page.


  • UCB Wireless is available in approximately 90% of all indoor building space on campus and even on the Buff Bus.
  • All current campus affiliates with an IdentiKey can access UCB Wireless.


  • UCB Wireless provides easy access to the network from any Wi-Fi enabled personal device throughout the CU Boulder campus.
  • UCB Wireless offers the flexibility of accessing campus network resources (library resources, shared files, etc.) from your own laptop when visiting campus.

Who can get it

UCB Wireless is available to all CU Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKey.

How to get it

Follow these steps to connect to UCB Wireless, or scroll down and watch the Wireless Registration video. *Please note: To connect to this network you need to know your IdentiKey username and password as well as use a device with an 802.11 internal or external Wi-Fi adapter.

  1. Select UCB Wireless from your available wireless networks. Once connected, open a web browser and, if not automatically redirected, go to to prompt registration with your IdentiKey username and password.
  2. Agree to the Acceptable Use Policy    
  3. Register using your IdentiKey and password.   
  4. A confirmation webpage will open once network connection is successful, and you are free to use UCB Wireless.    

Headless Devices

If your device does not have a screen and web browser, you will not be able to access the UCB Wireless registration page. In order to connect the device to the network, it will need to be registered manually by the IT Service Center. You will need to provide your device's MAC address.

How to get Support

Visit the UCB Wireless Help page for more information and troubleshooting help. Fill out the Network Connectivity Troubleshooting form to report an issue, or contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 or for additional assistance.


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