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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.


Any OSU student or employee can use their ONID credentials to temporarily authenticate a visitor's computer via the login box on the Wireless Network welcome page. However, the OSU student or employee is responsible for the visitor's action on the network, as if the OSU student or employee had been using the computer themselves. For example, if the visitor receives a copyright violation the person who is logged the visitor in will be held responsible.

The Oregon University System (OUS) is in the process of implementing a reciprical authentication process, which will allow anyone from one of the OUS institutions to use the wireless network of any one of the other universities. If your parent institution has already set this up, you can log in to the OSU wireless network by simply picking the name of your university from the 'Provider' drop-down list (on the Wireless Network welcome page) and typing in the same username & password you use at your home institution.

Conference Guests

Departments at OSU may create a conference account to be used by event attendees for wireless access. The cost is $15 per event, charged to a departmental index code. To register: Conference Wireless Registration (Note: Requires ONID authentication).

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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