What is OSU_Secure?

OSU_Secure is an option for Students and Employees on campus who require data encryption while accessing the internet. It is generally recommended to use OSU_Secure over OSU_Access whenever possible

How do I access it?

You can either connect automatically or manually to the OSU_Secure. Connecting automatically should prompt for your onid username and password. If it doesn't, use the general settings for the OSU_Secure network to set it up manually, or choose a device below!

What helpdocs exist for it?

We understand this network can be confusing to some users, so we have created a few helpdocs for anyone who needs them! Click on any of the following articles to get help:

(OSU_Secure) Forgetting the Network (Windows)

Forgetting OSU_Secure on Windows

If you have ended up here, most likely you are trying to get OSU_Secure working again after it suddenly stopped. There are plenty of reasons why OSU_Secure could suddenly stop working, but usually the easiest solution is to forget the network and then re-add it using the steps provided below:

Through command prompt:

  1. Press the windows key
  2. Type in "cmd" and press enter
  3. In command prompt, type in netsh wlan delete profile name="OSU_Secure" and press enter.
  4. Follow the instructions on either Windows Vista/7 or Windows 8/8.1/10

(OSU_Secure) Mac OS X 10.6+

Mac OS X 10.6+

Step 1

Click the wireless icon in the upper-left hand corner
and select OSU_Secure from the list.

Step 2

A window will open asking for a username/password. Enter your ONID Username in the User Name box, and your ONID Password in the Password Box.

Click OK.

Step 3Association Screen

Your computer will then attempt to connect to OSU_Secure.

If you get a popup similar to the one on the right asking to verify a certificate, click Continue. You may need to enter your computer's administrator password to proceed. 

(OSU_Secure) Windows Vista and 7

Windows Vista and 7

The automatic connection settings should work for most cases, but in case you feel those settings are not working, we have left manual instructions as well! Keep in mind that you are having difficulties connecting to the network, it may be worth forgetting OSU_Secure on your computer before trying to re-add it.

To connect to the OSU_Secure network:

  1. Click on your wireless network icon in your taskbar.
  2. Click on the OSU_Secure network in the list, and click the Connect button.
  3. A window should pop up asking for a username and password. Enter your ONID Username and ONID Password, and hit enter. Your computer should then connect to OSU_Secure.

Note: If you are unable to connect automatically, try the manual steps below:

Step 1

Click Start, then click Control Panel. Once the Control Panel opens, click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then on the left-hand side, click Manage Wireless Networks.

A list of your saved wireless networks (if any) should open up.

Step 2Wireless Connection Properties Menu

Click the Add button on this page.

Note: If OSU_Secure is already listed here (if you tried to add it already), delete it from the list before continuing to clear out any old settings.

Step 3Wireless Networks List

A separate window should open. When it does, select Manually Create a Network Profile.

Step 4Association Screen

This will open a new connection box. Type in the following information:

  • Network Name: OSU_Secure
  • Security Type: WPA2_Enterprise
  • Encryption Type: AES

Leave everything else the way it is. Once finished, it should look like the screenshot to the left (click on it for a larger view). Click the Next button when you are done.

Step 5Success Added

A window should appear saying that you Successfully added OSU_Secure. Click the Change Connection Settings option, and a new settings window should open.

Step 6PEAP Properties

Click on the Security tab at the top, and verify that Security type is still WPA2-Enterprise, Encryption Type is still AES, and the Network Authentication Method is set to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).

Click on the Settings button next to the drop-down menu.

Step 7PEAP Settings

Un-check the box next to Validate Server Certificate.

Make sure that the Secure Authentication Method is set to Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP v2), and then click the Configure button next to it.

Step 8Auto Login Settings

Un-check the box next to Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.

Click OK three times to close the open settings windows.

Step 9Connect to Secure Network

You should be looking at the Successfully added OSU_Secure window again. Click Close to close this window.

Click on the wireless icon in the lower left-hand corner of your dock, select the OSU_Secure network from the list, and click Connect.

Step 10ONID Login

A box should pop up asking for network authentication credentials. Enter your ONID username in the top box, then your ONID password in the bottom box and click OK.

Step 11

If it asks you to set a location for Secure, choose Public Network.

You should now be connected to the OSU_Secure network!