Connecting to the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
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 this information up as leaflets from the ITS HelpDesk in the Central Library on the University's Dunedin campus.
|Mac OS 10.4 (old handout)|
|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, available to pick up from the Central Library.
Included in some of these sheets are instructions on how to configure your web browser/s to work through the Student Proxy network.
Our friendly (yellow-jacketed) Student IT Advisors are also available to help during library hours - please bring your laptop or other portable device along to the ITS HelpDesk at the Central Library.
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:
iPrint lets you print from your laptop, mobile device or home computer to the lab printers at the University of Otago. Your print job is available for about 8 hours after you send it.
Follow the iPrint instructions (.pdf, 1.18MB) to install the iPrint driver on your own computer.
When installed, you will see a new printing option when you print your document. It will look something like: \\ipp://iprint.otago.ac.nz\iprint_printer
iPrint works on most operating systems (except Linux).
PLEASE NOTE: If you are on Windows 7 64-bit, you MUST install the printer client and drivers using Internet Explorer. If you are using another browser, please close it and try again using IE.
Go to the University of Otago iPrint site to download the iPrint driver.
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.
- Sophos setup procedure changes often. Step-by-step instructions will be provided when you request a copy of Sophos.
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.
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
- Computing Regulations
- The Copyright Act 1994 and subsequent amendments
Do you have a question? Please see our Frequently Asked Questions on Student IT Help.