As a student you can get wired (Ethernet) internet access by plugging your laptop into a network outlet set up for the student network service (UO-STUDENT).

To connect to a wired connection at the University (including the Residential Colleges), you need to use the student "proxy". However, you do not want to use the student proxy when using the wireless network, or if you are outside the University campus.

Follow the guides below to set up your computer with the proxy. If you need help, contact AskOtago Student IT Services in person at the AskOtago Central Hub, Dunedin campus, or:

Tel +64 3 479 5170
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Windows instructions

This handout shows you how to set up the Firefox web browser for use with the student proxy. You will need to use Firefox if you want to access the University's wired student network. Please contact Student IT for help to set up apps like Skype or Spotify to work with the proxy.

Mac instructions

If you need to set up your Mac computer to access the student proxy, please contact AskOtago Student IT for directions. 

Technical Details

Proxy address:
Proxy port: 3128

Network outlets are available at University of Otago libraries:

Further information

Last updated 08/08/2019 02.12 PM
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