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Getting Connected

OSU Students and Employees

Most buildings now have wireless network access. If you'd like to find out if a specific building has wireless network service go to the OSU Interactive Map.

Select which wireless network you would like to connect to. You will need your ONID credentials to login and register your computer.

Visitors and Conference Guests

Visitors and Conference attendees should use the "Visitor" SSID for wireless Internet access.

Department laptops

Department laptops can be registered in Maintain by the Departmental Computing Administrator (DCA?) and they will automatically have access to the Wireless Network.

Wireless Coverage

You can view on campus wireless coverage for each building by using the OSU Interactive Map.

More wireless information can be found on Network Engineering's website.

 

Network Media Players (ROKU)

Network Media Players are devices that can stream shows from providers like Netflix and Hulu directly to your TV by connecting to the internet. Certain models have a hard-coded DNS which causes them to have connection problems on OSU networks, including ResNet.

Typically connecting through an Ethernet cable will resolve the issue, so we always recommend that people buy NMPs with Ethernet ports. Most players have ports already, but some like the Roku HD and Roku 2 XD do not. 

Getting a wireless router should fix the connection issue, but this has not yet been tested. If customers ask about getting a Roku, recommend the Roku 2 XS, because it is currently the only member of the Roku lineup that has an Ethernet port built in.

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