Welcome to OSU Wireless
The Ohio State University provides wireless data network services for OSU students, faculty, staff, and guests. The wireless network is designed and maintained by the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Two primary wireless networks have been made available:
- osuwireless, an encrypted network for students, faculty, staff.
- osuguest, an unencrypted network for sponsored guests to the university; it is NOT a public network
Resetting Your OSU Wireless Password
OSU Wireless no longer needs a separate username and password. Current osuwireless users can synch these accounts in two easy steps:
- Log in with your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) and password at my.osu.edu to change your current password.
- Once you've completed the password change, use our simple utility or follow the manual instructions to resynchronize your wireless account.
New students, faculty, and staff must complete activation of a new Ohio State Username at my.osu.edu before setting up wireless.
Both wireless networks require authentication in accordance with the OSU Wireless Policy. All access points support 802.11g and 802.11a standards. Efforts to add 802.11n support is currently taking place.
Currently there are 5500+ access points deployed throughout the OSU Columbus, Lima, Mansfield and Wooster campuses. These access points provide coverage in select locations. The build out of wireless on all campuses will continue as additional requests from university departments and colleges are received and processed. Check the coverage map for information concerning locations where osuwireless is accessible.