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The UVic Wireless Network (UVic AirNet) allows visiting students, researchers or scholars to connect laptops and other wireless devices to the Internet at high speeds from most places on campus. For more information on the wireless networks available on campus please visit our Wireless Internet page.

Affiliates of UVic that require access to online resources or need a UVic ID to access library resources can do so when sponsored by a faculty or staff member for the duration of their relationship with UVic. For additional information and guidelines on affiliate identities click here

Who can use this service?

  • Guest researchers
  • Visiting lecturers
  • Staff paid on a contract basis
  • Visiting students

What is the cost for this service?

Access for individuals is provided at no charge.  There is a $300 fee for the setup and configuration of a conference wireless network.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed.

How do I request or access this service?

Requests can be submitted depending on the access required:

I have an individual affiliate that requires wireless Internet access

The Affiliate Identity Management System (AIMS) manages affiliate privileges and services at UVic. Affiliates can apply for a primary NetLink ID that will grant them access to a UVic email address, wireless Internet, and role-based authentication resources such as FAST and Moodle. For more information and guidelines on affiliate identities click here. You can access the form at http://apex.uvic.ca/aims to apply for an affiliate NetLink ID.

I want to request wireless Internet access for a conference

Use the Conference Wireless Network request form to request wireless Internet access for conferences visiting UVic. For more information and guidelines on affiliate identities click here.

There is a $300.00 setup charge when requesting a Conference Wireless Network. Once the request for setup has been received you will be contacted regarding terms of payment.

I am from a higher education establishment and require wireless Internet access

Students, faculty and staff visiting UVic from participating institutions can use the eduroam (education roaming) network that allows access to wireless services at cooperating universities without requesting a guest account. For a complete listing of participating universities and connection instructions to the network, visit www.eduroam.org.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours