Internet, Telephones and Getting Connected

Business Phones

Business Phone service is available to faculty and staff at the University of Guelph, including the Ridgetown campus.

Eduroam

Eduroam is a wireless network service that allows members of Canadian educational institutions to securely access the Internet while visiting other member universities by using login credentials from their home institution.

IP Address Management (DHCP)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network configuration protocol for devices on Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Each device must have a unique IP address on the network and DHCP was established to relieve the administrative burden of assigning and maintaining IP address information for the devices.

IP Address Management (DNS)

A Domain Name Service (DNS) translates queries for domain names, which identify network resources that are meaningful to people, into Internet Protocol (IP) address, which are meaningful to computers. For example, the domain name www.uoguelph.ca translates to the IP address 131.104.93.93

Remote Secure Access (VPN)

Remote Secure Access (VPN) allows a connection to the University's network from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Voice Mail


Business Voice Mail is a voice messaging service, which can be accessed from any departmental phone.

Wired Network Connectivity

Wired Network Connectivity describes how a computer can connect to the University’s computer network using a physical, or plugged-in, wired connection.