About the ChicagoWiFi Program

ChicagoWiFi is free public wireless access availble at City facilities throughout Chicago. Wireless Internet Zones are available at all Chicago Public Library locations and in other public places around the city including the Cultural Center (78 E. Washington), Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington), and Millennium Park (55 N. Michigan).

Access Requirements

Look for the network ChicagoWiFi or CPLWIFI on your device. No special settings, usernames or passwords are required. You’ll need to accept terms of use to connect to the network.

Limitations and Disclosures

The City of Chicago's public wireless network is not secure and the City cannot guarantee the safety of your traffic across its wireless network. The City assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or files on your laptop resulting from connection to the City's network. Information sent to or from your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and appropriate software, within up to three hundred feet.

The City is not able to provide technical assistance to you and there is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, contact the manufacturer of your laptop or software. The City is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.

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