Wireless Network

There is no charge for this service.

Information Services provides consolidated wireless network access through the OSU Wireless Network. Thousands of dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) access points give students, faculty, and staff access to the high-speed 802.11ac/n network throughout the campus.

Please note that some less recent laptops and mobile devices are not equipped to access the higher (5 GHz) band. Laptops and mobile devices require a modern "dual band adapter" to access the Wireless-AC capabilities available in many places. Recent models include this capability. Please consult the OSU Computer Helpdesk if you have questions about purchasing equipment that lets you access the high-speed network.

Wireless Networks for ONID and OUS Users

Anyone who has a valid ONID or OUS account will have access to our networks. For more information, please see the Wireless helpdoc page.

  • OSU_Secure is the preferred network for ONID users on campus. It's an encrypted connection which allows for secure online browsing.
  • OSU_Access is an unsecured connection for ONID users on campus that's meant for quick sessions and simple web browsing. For this network, your computer or mobile device should be registered with Cyder so that you don't have to manually sign in to the network with each session.
  • Visitor is a network for brief connections. As the name suggests, this network does not require the user to have an ONID account.
  • eduroam is for visitors from off campus who are members of the eduroam federation.

Wireless Network IP Ranges

All clients on the OSU wireless networks (OSU_Secure, OSU_Access, and eduroam) will receive an address from the IP range

Client connected to the Visitor wireless will receive IP addresses that are not part of the OSU network, as this network is handled by an external ISP.