UCB Wireless | Office of Information Technology

UCB Wireless

Last Updated: 01/04/2016


UCB Wireless can be accessed in all buildings on campus, in popular campus life locations, in residence halls (Family Housing installation is underway at this time) and even on the Buff Bus. CU-Boulder's wireless network consists of permanently installed access points built with 802.11a/b/g network hardware. 802.11n is being installed as part of new construction projects.


  • UCB Wireless is available in approximately 90% of all indoor building space on campus and even on the Buff Bus.
  • All current campus affiliates with an IdentiKey can access UCB Wireless.


  • UCB Wireless provides easy access to the network from any Wi-Fi enabled personal device throughout the CU-Boulder campus.
  • UCB Wireless offers the flexibility of accessing campus network resources (library resources, shared files, etc.) from your own laptop when visiting campus.


UCB Wireless is a common-good service offered to faculty, staff and students which means there is no direct cost to the individual or department.

Who can get it

UCB Wireless is available to all CU-Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKey.

How to get it

1. Register using your IdentiKey and password. Accept the use policy and submit. 

2. Once network connection is successful, you are free to use UCB Wireless. 


Family Housing Internet Provided by Comcast

The family housing buildings of Athens Court, Athens North, Smiley Court, Marine Court and Newton court have wired and wireless networks provided through Comcast.

End users having issues should be directed to call Comcast directly at 855-307-4896. If after calling Comcast and their issues isn't resolved, customers should contact the Housing IT Help Desk at 303-492-1291.