The UO-STAFF and UO-EXTERNAL networks (also referred to as the Current State Network) require your device to be registered before you can use them. If you have more than one computer, laptop, or similar device (smartphone, iPhone, iTouch, iPad) that you want to connect to the UO-STAFF or UO-EXTERNAL network, you need to register each device separately. If you want to use your devices on these networks on other University of Otago campuses you must also register them for each campus. 

AskOtago IT can register your device for these networks:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98
Email askotago.it@otago.ac.nz

You will need to provide the following information:

  • your departmental account code (usually in the form GL10xxx00)
  • the Ethernet address of your device (see below)
  • the network you want to connect to (UO-STAFF or UO-EXTERNAL) , and if you are connecting to UO-STAFF, the campus you require access for (Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and/or Invercargill)
  • a description of your device so it can be identified easily on the network (i.e. Joe Bloggs iPhone 6S S/N:GLX546LP)

Some devices will have different addresses for wired and wireless access. Follow the instructions below to find which address you will need to use:

Once your device is registered, follow the settings on the relevant information sheet to connect to the UO-STAFF network:

Although it is part of the Current State Network, the UO-STUDENT network allows all students with access to resources to connect to it without registration.

If your location has access to the new University of Otago network (UO_WIFI, also known as the Future State Network) you will not need to register your computer or device. You just need to log in using your University username and password:

If you need more help or have any questions, please contact AskOtago:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98
Email askotago.it@otago.ac.nz

Last updated 28/02/2019 10.49 AM
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