Internet Resources

 

There are a few locations offering temporary fixed hot spots in the Champaign-Urbana area.

  • Blair Park: 1406 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana, IL. Volo provides free WiFi in the park. 
  • E-14 Parking LotL First & Kirby, Champaign, IL (NW corner of E-14 lot has best coverage).
  • Champaign Public Library Parking Lot: 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 Connect to WiFi "Champaign_Public_Library"
  • Champaign Public Library - Douglass Branch Parking Lot: 504 E. Grove St., Champaign, IL 61820 Connect to WiFi "Champaign_Public_Library"
  • Urbana Free Library Parking Lot: 210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 Connect to WiFi "Urbana Free library"

NOTE:

  • The more people access the wifi the more its strength diminishes.
  • No more than 20-30 users at a time is best.
  • The radius of the signal from the hotspot is about 30 feet.
  • Please remember that you are being provided with WiFi access as a guest and will likely have to agree to the given entity’s acceptable use policy.
  • Please be considerate of others using this access. Do not download excessive content and limit your use to school-work related matters.
  • To maintain proper social distancing guidelines, please remain in your vehicle as you access the WiFi hotspots. 
  • If individuals fail to maintain proper social distancing guidelines and congregate near the access points outside of their vehicles, sites may be taken down without notice in order to ensure public safety. Please do not jeopardize these opportunities for others.
  • Conditions may necessitate changes without notice.
  • Use your best judgment and please be aware of your surroundings when using a drive-up WiFi hotspot. Avoid using hot spots at night.

Other Internet Access

  • Unit 4 is now a part of a larger system called “Eduroam.” This allows students to log on to wireless networks on the Parkland and University of Illinois campuses.  Follow these instructions to log on.
  • The Champaign Park District has installed public WiFi in select parks in Champaign including Dodds Park, Douglas Park, Centennial Park and many others.
  • Champaign Schools WiFi network may be accessible in some open areas near District facilities including, Douglas Park, Hazel Park, North of Garden Hills, North of Stratton, Spalding Field, McKinley Field, Tommy Stewart, and the area west of Jefferson Middle School. You can log on to these networks with your District device as you would anywhere else.

Other Internet options and resources can be found here

Connect Illinois will be posting a map with other access points on this site: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/ConnectIllinois/Pages/default.aspx