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IllinoisNet vs Quick Connect Chart

 

MAJOR DIFFERENCES:

IllinoisNet

Quick Connect

Log in

One time configuration

Net ID and Password are required every time.

Computer Requirements

Newer operating systems and wireless cards. Older ones will not connect

Any computer with a wireless card

Locations

Only places that offer it.

Any building with campus wireless

Security

Built-in wireless security

Only login password security. No wireless security.

VPN Access

Yes

No

Software installation Requirements

None

None

For guests with simple access needs

No

Yes

Reconnection

Automatic

Not automatic

BOTTOM LINE:

General Rule: A better choice for security and ease of use.

 

Four use cases: 1) If using an older operating system or wireless card. 2) If you are using someone else's computer. 3) If you are in a location that does not support IllinoisNet. 4) If you are a visitor to campus needing to use your own computer.

 

RESOURCE PAGES:

Getting Started with the IllinoisNet Secure Wireless Service

Getting Started with UIUCnet Wireless