Connecting to the Internet
The University of Otago provides free WiFi to students across all it's campuses.
Scroll down to see the Dunedin Campus coverage map. Wellington details are on page 20 and 21 of our Handbook.
Connecting is usually as simple as connecting to WiFi at home. Just go to the WiFi setup section of your device, choose UO-STUDENT and enter your Username and Password at the prompt. If you need help with this, visit us in the Central Library (Dunedin campus) or call us.
- For connection information. Check out page 6 of the downloadable 2015 Student IT Handbook (.pdf, 1.5MB) which is also available to pick up from the Central Library.
- You can find individual handouts for setting up the wireless on our Tipsheets and handouts page. In some areas, for instance some Residential Colleges and non-Dunedin campuses, you still need the proxy in order to access the internet. You can find handouts containing proxy setup on our handouts page too.
- Our friendly Student IT Advisors are also available to help you set up your wireless during Dunedin campus Library hours - please bring your laptop or other portable device along to the Student IT Desk at the Central Library if you need help setting up.
- Get help:
Dunedin Campus: email: studentIT@otago.ac.nz Phone: 03 479 5170
Wellington Campus: email email@example.com Phone: Internal extension 6844
There is wireless Internet access in all Dunedin campus libraries, Commerce, Hunter, the Plaza, the College of Education and in Lecture Theatres.
Click on the map to open a larger version, or for a printed copy see pages 16 and 17 of the 2015 Student IT Handbook, available in most campus libraries.
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:
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:
- Internet Usage Policy
- All University Computing Regulations
- The Copyright Act 1994 and subsequent amendments