Connecting to the UD Network

Connecting to the UD Network

The UD network can be accessed on campus in all buildings and residence halls, either wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable. The network can also be accessed from off campus with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client.
Click the methods on the left to learn more about ways of connecting to UD's network.
Wireless Connection
UDel Secure
UDel Secure is the preferred network for everyday Internet access by students, faculty, and staff. The network's level of encryption allows for protected access to confidential, critical information over the Internet.
Eduroam
Students, faculty, and staff from UD, as well as students, faculty, and staff from other eduroam institutions, can connect to UD's eduroam network or any other eduroam institution's network. When logging in to eduroam, use a complete institutional email address (e.g., johndoe@udel.edu). The network's level of encryption allows for protected access to confidential, critical information over the Internet.
UDel
UDel is an unsecured network. Do not attempt to access confidential, critical information on UDel because it provides no data encryption.
Guest Access
Under some circumstances, a campus guest may be granted access to the University's network.
Wired (Ethernet) Connection
Ethernet
Ethernet connections provide the fastest and most reliable Internet access on campus.
Browserless Connection
Wii
Since these devices have no browser, you must manually locate their MAC addresses and register them on the UD Network Page.
Xbox
Other Browserless Devices
Directions are provided for locating MAC addresses on several other devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Vizio Smart TVs.
Special Connections
VPN
Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client will allow you to log in to UD resources usually restricted to on-campus use from off campus.
SFTP/SCP (File Transfers) and SSH
Software is available for Windows and Mac for file transfers and SSH connections with
copland.udel.edu
and other central UNIX servers.