Network Communications Services

Network Services delivers reliable, high performance communications technology to support the research, classes and day to day operations of The University of Akron. Network Services provides high speed connectivity between all areas of campus and organizations in the surrounding communities, as well as connections to the Internet and Internet 2. In addition to the high speed wired networks, over 2,500 wireless access points provide students and faculty with portable wireless connectivity. Network Services is also responsible for protecting the University network from attacks, deploying and monitoring some of the latest security systems available.


  • Wired Network Services
    • Network Jack Activation
    • Consulting Services
    • Firewall/Filtering Requests
  • Wireless Network Services
    • Add Wireless Access Points
    • Conference and Event Wireless Networking
    • Consulting Services
    • Game Consoles and Smart Devices
  • VPN Services
    • FortiClient VPN
  • Support Services
    • Troubleshoot a Wired Problem
    • Troubleshoot a Wireless Problem


  • Must have active UANet ID

Available To

  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers

Service Provider

Information Technology Services

185 Carroll Street