Connecting to the University Network

Connecting to the University Network

The University of Delaware network can be accessed on campus in all buildings and residence halls, either wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable.

  • You must register a computer or Internet-capable device's network adapter before using the University network.
    • Before using the University Wi-Fi network you must register your device's wireless adapter.
      • For computers, tablets, and phones that have a web browser, log in once on the UDel_Guest network.
      • For browserless devices (gaming consoles, printers, etc.) add them to the UD Devices Wi-Fi network. (Note: You will need a device with a web browser to start the process.)
    • Before using an Ethernet connection to the University network, you must register your computer's Ethernet adapter at the UD Network Page.
    • You must register a device while using that device.
  • Students in residence halls may not connect wireless routers to the network.
  • The University network can also be accessed from off campus with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client.

In the table below, click on a term in the left column for help connecting to the University's newtork using that method.

Wireless Connection
UD students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use eduroam as their primary Wi-Fi network both on campus and while visiting any other eduroam institution. Students, faculty, and staff from other eduroam institutions can connect to UD's eduroam network with their complete institutional email address. The network's level of encryption allows for protected access to confidential, critical information.
UDel is an unsecured network that will be increasingly unavailable on campus. Do not attempt to access confidential, critical information on UDel because that network provides no data encryption.
Visitor and Guest Access
Visitors to campus may use the UDel_Guest Wi-Fi network. University employees can sponsor guests for access to UDel_Guest and other University networks and resources.
Wired (Ethernet) Connection
Ethernet connections provide the fastest and most reliable Internet access on campus.
Browserless Connection
Gaming consoles, Wi-Fi printers, Chromecast, Apple TV, and other browserless devices
Since these devices have no browser, you must start configuring them on an internet-capable device (computer, tablet, smartphone) and complete the registration on the device you are registering.
Special Connections
Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client will allow you to log in to University resources usually restricted to on-campus use from off campus.
SFTP/SCP (File Transfers) and SSH
Software is available for Windows and Mac for file transfers and SSH connections with
and other central UNIX servers.

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