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Drive-Up WiFi Hot Spots

Illinois State University wireless networks are available for use by anyone in Bloomington-Normal who needs internet access. The following drive-up WiFi hot spots will allow you to connect and use the internet from the safety of your car.

NOTE: You must be on campus and within range of ISU’s wireless access points before attempting the steps for connecting below.


Illinois State University Internet may be accessed from the following locations:

  • South School Street between Centennial East and the School Street Parking Garage (F36) .
    • The location of this lot can be found here.
  • The parking lot adjacent to the South East Chiller (F27).
    • The location of this lot can be found here.

NOTE: Some spots further away from the buildings may experience reduced signal.

Additional public drive-up Wifi locations in Illinois can be found here.

Affiliated with ISU?

Faculty, staff, students and retirees of Illinois State University may visit these WiFi hot spots to gain internet access as needed. Connect to ISUNet and login using your ULID and Password.

Not Affiliated with ISU?

Members of the Bloomington-Normal and surrounding communities may visit these drive-up WiFi hot spots to gain internet access as needed. To gain access to the internet, perform the following:

  1. Navigate to your phone or computer’s WIFI settings and select the isunet-StartHere wireless access point.

  2. Open your browser of choice.

  3. If you are not directed to the wireless portal automatically, navigate to any website of your choosing, such as

    • NOTE: Some browsers may block the redirection to the Illinois State Login page. If this occurs, you will need to manually type the URL into the address bar. The URL to type in is
  4. From the wireless access portal, select [Request a guest wireless account].

  5. Enter your full name and US cell phone number in the appropriate fields.

  6. To view the terms of use, you may click on the link to review them. If you agree, put a check mark in the box.

  7. Click or touch the [Register] button to complete your registration.

  8. Your username and password will arrive via SMS text to the phone number you provided. Use the link in the text to go to the login page, or if you prefer, navigate to on your computer’s web browser.

  9. Enter your username and password from the text and press the [Log In] button. (You may be required to check the box to accept the terms of use.)

  10. You are now connected to the isunet-StartHere wireless network.

IMPORTANT: Your access will only be good until 11:59PM on the day that you create your access.

Getting Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at