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Staff On-Campus Network Access

Staff can use both wired and wireless internet access on-campus at the University of Otago.

Staff wired network access

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Staff wireless network access

Postgraduate students who wish to have wireless access to the UO-STAFF network will first need permission from their departmental administration.

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Registering for staff network access

If your department has been moved onto the new University of Otago network (the "Future Network"), you do not need to register your computer/device.

If your department is on the older University network (the "Current State Network"), you can arrange to have your computer/device registered to use the network by either:

  1. talking to your departmental IT support person (check with department administration if you do not know who that is), or
  2. contacting AskOtago with the following information:
  • the Ethernet address of your device (this can be either the wired or wireless Ethernet address depending on whether you need access to the wired or wireless service). Please see the How to find your MAC/Ethernet address details (PDF 1.5MB) tip sheet for more information
  • which network you will need to connect to, i.e. UO-STAFF or UO-EXTERNAL
  • which locations you will need access for as UO-STAFF registrations are campus-specific, i.e. Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and/or Invercargill
  • a description of your device so it can be identified easily on the network, e.g. Joe Bloggs iPhone 6S S/N:GLX546LP
  • your departmental GL10 account code

Please contact AskOtago if you need further help or information about registering your computer/device on the University of Otago networks.

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How to connect to the staff wireless network (UO-STAFF) once registered

Downloadable instruction sheets for connecting to the legacy/current state staff wireless network (UO-STAFF) are availabel for the following operating systems/devices:

  • Windows computer
  • Apple computer
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
  • Android mobile device
  • Windows Mobile 10 device

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Connecting to the new University of Otago network (the "Future Network")

You will no longer be required to register standard computers/devices before they can be used on the new University of Otago network (the "Future Network"). Your University username and password is used to authenticate your computer/device on the network.

Please see the Future Network page for more information about using computers/devices on the new network.

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Further information about network access

Please click on one of the following links for information about:

Do you have a question? Please see the AskOtago Knowledgebase about staff network access