Connecting to the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Wireless setup guides
Note that there is now no need to connect to the student WiFi through the proxy. These tipsheets will be rewritten for 2015.
See below for print-friendly .pdf wireless setup guides that you can make into foldable A5 booklets. If you can, print double-sided so they finish up on one piece of paper.
You can also pick up printed leaflets from the Student IT Desk in the Central Library on the University's Dunedin campus.
|Mac OS 10.5-10.6|
|Mac OS 10.7-10.8|
|iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad Wi-Fi Setup|
|Android version 2.2, 2.3, and 3.0|
|Android version 4|
You can also find these instructions in the Student IT Services Handbook (.pdf, 7MB) which is available to pick up from the Central Library.
Our friendly Student IT Advisors are also available to help you set up your wireless during library hours - please bring your laptop or other portable device along to the Student IT Desk at the Central Library.
Using Skype and other software through the student network
You should have no trouble browsing the Internet using the student network proxy server, but you may have issues with other software, such as chat programs like Skype or FTP. If your software cannot get through to the network, check its proxy-related settings:
- Server: proxy.student.otago.ac.nz
- Port: 3128
- Authentication options must be ticked and use your University student username and password for access.
Skype will work on Windows XP and above and Mac OS X through the student network.
Please download the Skype and Instant Messaging tip sheet (.pdf, 1.11MB) to help you set up Skype on your laptop.
Please see the map below for the different locations where wireless is available throughout the University's Dunedin campus:
Please protect your and our computer systems with anti-virus software.
- The University of Otago provides free Sophos Anti-virus software to all students for as long as they are enrolled.
- Sophos Anti-virus Installation Instructions (.pdf, 1.33MB)
- Once installed, Sophos will keep itself updated and your computer protected.
Security Patches & Updates
Download software, security patches, and updates here. These resources can only be accessed if you are on campus. If you’re off campus, you’ll need to visit the following websites to get patches:
Netstorage allows you to access your personal Student Drive (S:Drive), and any files you have saved to it directly from the Internet.
Fair use and copyright
Please read the following information to make sure you comply with your responsibilities when using the Internet access provided by the University of Otago: