Wired Networks Home
ITS provides on-Grounds access to the Internet via “wired” connections. Simply plug in to a wired Ethernet outlet to connect.
Need help or additional information? See your options, based on your position at UVA, below:
Faculty, Staff, or Student?
Local Support Partner (LSP)?
*Includes faculty & staff without LSPs.
Overview: Wired Networks Comparison Chart
|Features||Academic Open Network (Old Default)||Academic Protected Network (New Default)||Academic More Secure Network||Clinical Network|
|Also known as:||"Less Secure Network"
"Standard Network", or
|Protected Zone||"MSN" or "More Secure Network"||"Secure Clinical Network"
"Secure Hospital Network
|Available to:||Faculty, staff, & sponsored students/guests||Faculty, staff, & sponsored students/guests||Faculty & Staff||Health System-approved faculty & staff|
|Accessible from the Internet?||Yes, except for specific ports that are blocked at the UVA border. See the Port Blocking page for the full list.||No||No||No|
|Network VPN Access||N/A||UVA Anywhere, More Secure, or Joint VPN||More Secure or Joint VPN||Joint VPN|
|Network Firewall Protection||None||Blocks direct access from the Internet||Blocks direct access from the Internet and all other UVA networks||Blocks direct access from the Internet and all other UVA networks|
|Intrusion Prevention System(IPS) Protection||Monitor only, no active protection||Monitors and blocks detected malicious application level network threats||Monitors and blocks detected malicious application level network threats||Yes, managed by UVA Health Information Technology (HIT)|
|Learn More:||TBD||Academic Protected Network||More Secure Network||HIT manages the secure clinical network.
*In select buildings, ITS can implement port access to this network with HIT approval. If you need access to this network, submit an HIT request.
|Need a visual?||Wired Network Comparison Chart (Diagram)|
|Residence Halls Wired Network Info|
|Wired Ethernet outlets are not generally available in individual
bedrooms/living rooms. Students wishing to connect a device to the Open or Protected Wired Networks from a residence hall are encouraged to make use of an Ethernet-to-WiFi
Students with demonstrated need for a wired Ethernet outlet in a residence hall may submit a written request to be reviewed by ITS and Housing & Residence Life by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.