Connect to high-speed NIU Wi-Fi anywhere on campus with your student Z-ID.
NIU's Service Desk can help you if you're having trouble getting connected.
We don't allow personal routers or wireless access points in residence halls because they can interfere with NIU Wi-Fi. If these devices are detected on the network, the Division of IT will block either the IP or MAC address of the router or block the entire port in the room. The resident will then be contacted by Service Desk staff, the NIU Abuse Investigator or network engineers, depending on the severity and time of day.
Most students use NIU Wi-Fi exclusively, but for gamers or students who have a need for a wired connection, we provide a wired broadband/Ethernet internet connection in all resident rooms. You'll need your own Ethernet cable to use it. Remember to look behind furniture if you don't see the port right away.
To connect multiple devices to one port, purchase an unmanaged Ethernet network switch.
|Hall||Ethernet Port Location|
|Grant, Gilbert, Neptune and Stevenson||Rooms have more than one port, but only one is active per bedroom.|
|New Residence Hall||One active port per bedroom. One port in the cluster living room behind the TV.|
|Northern View Community||One active port per bedroom. One active port in the living room.|
All students living in the residence halls have paid into a technology fee as a part of their room fees which provides the following services: