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 IS Service Desk 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.
eduroam is a secure network for campus users, and visitors from off campus who are members of the eduroam federation.
Visitor is a network for brief connections. As the name suggests, this network does not require the user to have an ONID account. Connectivity is provided by an external Internet Service Provider.
OSU_Access is an connection for ONID users on campus. IS no longer recommends you use this wifi network. This wifi network will be removed in stages during the 2018-19 academic year.