The Network Operations and Engineering team designs and manages the core network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, encrypted tunnels (VPN) and remote site connectivity. They support all aspects of the OSU Wireless network. The team also provides up/down monitoring, network and system performance monitoring, and utilization graphing.

The team manages OSU's IP allocation, including IPv4 and IPv6. They provide tier 2 and tier 3 support to departmental IT staff at OSU.

Network Operations provides the following:

Cyder is OSU's IP address and DNS management system. This provides a web interface and RESTful API for DCAs to manage their network allocations, register systems for network access, and manage domain name space. Cyder also is the basis of network allocations and assignment documentation for our network engineers.

How to Access

Production site:

Test/development site:

Wireless Registration

To register your device's MAC address for OSU_Access and bypass the captive portal, use


For detailed information about the API, see:

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Information Services can take the hassle out of providing network connections to your department. We will purchase, install, and maintain all the equipment needed to provide reliable network access for your department. This includes installation and maintenance of all equipment and wiring up to the wall jack. In this way your department is freed from the responsibilities associated with the ownership, maintenance and upgrading of network equipment. "Virtual LAN" capability will allow your work groups to be spread out over different locations with minimal loss of speed or performance.

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Information Services is responsible for providing Internet connectivity to the OSU community.

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Virtual Private Networking (VPN) gives the user a secure connection to the OSU network along with an on-campus IP address. Once the connection is established, the user will be connected to the OSU network through an encrypted tunnel. Passwords and other sensitive information will be securely transmitted over the Internet and into the campus network. Only traffic to and from OSU will be secure when using VPN.

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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.

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