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Is wireless network access available in all areas of campus?

You can find information about where wireless is by referencing the map and locations below: Wireless Map and Locations

A few things to note:

  • In areas where wireless is available throughout the building, it is possible that some areas and corners of rooms have very low or nonexistent wireless signal.  This can have many causes including, but certainly not limited to : number of people in an area, furniture and rooms rearranged from now and the time wireless was put in - microwaves, TVs, and other wireless devices causing interference with the signal.
  • EIU’s campus has not been fitted with wireless access outside of buildings.  You might be outside of your residence hall or academic building and have some wifi access.  However, that access is bleed-over from the access points inside the closest building. If you walk down the sidewalk from building to building, your device will gain and lose access as you move around.  In some instances, the buildings are close enough together that you would not notice the change because your device would connect to the next buildings access point before you lose full access from the previous building.  In other instances, for example if you walk across the quad or from Coleman hall to Booth Library, you will get too far away from any access point and your device will completely drop its wireless connection. When you get close enough to a building or enter a building that has wireless access, your device will then connect to the wireless network again.
  • There are occasions where laptops/desktops have configuration issues causing slow or poor internet connection.  A good way to tell if the problem is with the device itself is to try connecting in multiple locations.  If you have similarly poor experiences in each location, the problem is likely with the device.  If you have great connectivity in one location and poor connectivity in another (assuming it is not in the middle of the quad or within buildings that do not have wifi throughout), it’s likely an issue of too many people trying to connect to one access point or an issue with the EIUWifi service.

In all instances, we do have people here to help.  We encourage everyone to contact Campus Technology Support or ResNet Support (if the problem is occurring in the residence halls) so that we may troubleshoot the issue and help improve the wireless experience for everyone.  If we are not made aware of the issue, it is very difficult for us to resolve them.

  • ResNet support
    Phone Number: (217) 581-7708
    • Monday – Thursday 10am – 10p
    • Friday 10am – 5pm
  • ITS Campus Technology Support
    Phone Number: (217) 581-4357
    Email: itshelp@eiu.edu
    • Monday – Friday 7am – 8pm

1. Blair Hall (rooms 1103, 1165, 2103, 2165, 3103, conference rooms 2212, 3108, first floor north hallway, first floor south hallway, second floor north hallway second floor south hallway, third floor north hallway, third floor south hallway).

2. Booth Library (all public areas of building)

3. Buzzard Hall (Rooms 1103, 1140, 1302, 1430/1436, hall between 1440/1441/1445, first floor atrium, auditorium, halls outside 1620/1712/2102/2521, 2160, 2320, 2430, 2440, 2441, 2444, second floor atrium, 1842, hallway outside Daily Eastern News) 2200 hallway by 2522, 2210, 2000 hallway,

4. Coleman Hall (Rooms 1110, 1120, 1170, 1255/auditorium, 1210, 1260, 1361,1661, 1621,1721, 1781, 1825, 2170 , 2210, 2321, 2335, 2526, 2562, 2691, 2721, 2741, 2750, 2751, 2761,    2840, 3057,  3130, 3150, 3155, 3159, 3556, 3691. 3732, 3836,

5. Doudna Fine Arts Center (throughout building)

6. Gregg Technology Center (open computer labs)

7. Greek Court (all rooms and common areas)

8.  Klehm Hall (1000, 1010, 1060, 1034, 1125, conference room, halls outside 1331/2056/3188, 1151, 1325, 1414, 1418, 1460, 2030, 2041, 2321, 2411, 2435, 3115, 3118, 3126, first floor student lounge, 4026, 4040, 4335,4341, 4411,).

9. Lantz Building ( student recreation center, lounge near pool, third floor classroom south, third floor classroom north, 1010, 1011, 1025, 1033, 1140, 1150, 1160, 1180, 1300 (gym), 1420, 1525, 1620, 2016, 2310, 2451, 2544, 2821, hallways outside,1051/1120/1166/1831/2230, 2500 hallways/outside 2503).

10. Life Science (room 2040, 2055, 3078, hallways outside1010/1040/1075/2011/2081/3030/3081. Life science annex 1120,1130).

11. Lumpkin Hall (1000/2000 levels, 3011, 4015, 3604, 4028, 4513).

12. Mcafee Gymnasium (Rooms 1100-west hallway, 1125, 1210, 1200-east hallway, 2110, 1330, 1336, 1401, 2120, 2125, 2244, 2611, 2621, 2631, registration office hallway).

13. O’Brien Stadium (Victory Box and Press Box). Lobby, Team Meeting Room, Team Training Room

14. Old Main (Rooms 1019, 1032, 1115, 1127, 1131, 1140, 1220, 1221, 2120, 2124, 2210, 2221, 2230, 3010, 3030, 3110, 3413).

15. Physical Science Building (Rooms, 1030, 1060, 1131, 1167, 1180, 1205/Phipps Auditorium, 1411, 2020, 2060, 2120, 2125, 2153, 2167, 2437, 2453, 3003, 3040, 3060, 3167, 3180, 3441,  4110, 4050, 4120, 4167, 4180, 4461,).

16. M.L.K Jr. Union (vending lounge, Java B & B, grand ballroom, university ballroom, third floor meeting rooms, university food court, commuter lounge, Heritage & Scharer rooms, 7th St. Underground, Housing office, 1895 room, bridge lounge, CopyExpress, student activity center).

17. Residence Halls - Common areas on first floors. In Stevenson, Douglas, Lincoln, Taylor, Lawson, Andrews,Thomas, Ford, Weller, McKinney, Pemberton halls and Greek Court, available throughout building.

18. Student Services Building (rooms 1016, 3015, 3051, 4300, 5012, 5049, 5052).

19. Tarble Arts Center (public areas of building).

20.  Intramural field

21. Human Services Building  (CDS Rooms 2101, 2502, South Hallway, East Hallway)

22. Ninth Street hall  (available throughout building)

23. Textbook Rental Services (public areas)

24. Renewable Enger Center  (Conference Room)

25. University Court (all apartments, office, swimming pool deck)

26. Honors College (1st and 2nd floor all areas)

27. Cultural Center (1st and 2nd Floor)

28. Brainard House (1st floor)

29. Facilities Planning and Management ( BSW office, Conference Room, Electricians office, Central Stores receiving dock/Storage area, Groundskeeping Shop).