101 Neptune East
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1525
June 1–August 7
Monday–Friday: 8 am–5:30 pm
NIU provides a wired Internet connection in all student rooms, and NIU Wi-Fi in all student rooms, floor lounges, and public locations in the residence halls. Every Northern View Community apartment has at least two wired connections and NIU Wi-Fi throughout. All connections provide access to the NIU Network and campus computing resources.
NIU and Housing & Dining expect students to prepare their computer or laptop as follows prior to coming to NIU:
Personal routers and/or wireless access points are prohibited. Unmanaged hubs and switches can be used if residents want to connect more than one network device to a jack.
Contact the ResTech Helpdesk with questions: 815-753-6267.
Residence hall computer labs are open 24/7 and are located in Neptune North, Grant North, Stevenson, and Northern View Community. There are also lab workstations in hall lobbies, in the Gilbert Hall 1st floor lounge, and in the New Hall Community Building. For fall 2014 we have collaborated with the Provost and the ACCESS program to create an Academic Support Center in Grant South, featuring:
NIU Wi-Fi is available in all residents' rooms, in the floor lounges, in public locations in every residence hall and in the Northern View Community apartments and Community Building. This includes all meetings rooms, dining rooms, laundry rooms, computer labs, and the Neptune Central 1st floor fireplace lounge and Trident.
Click here to see the requirements for using Wi-Fi in the residence halls.
To comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, colleges and universities, including NIU, must address copyright infringement and illegal file sharing issues on campus.
Click here for more information about copyright infringement.
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EDUCAUSE is a great resource for legally downloading music, TV, movies and more.
Safe Computing - The information you need to keep your computer secure.
Information Security - NIU's security and technology policies.
Information Technology Services (ITS) - General technology information for students.
Blackboard - NIU's Course Management System
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