The University of Otago offers a number of wireless networks it is possible to connect to. This guide will show you how to find out what network you are connected to, no matter the device.

If you are course-enrolled you should be using the UO_WIFI network where available. See the related answers for a guide on how to connect:

Windows computer/laptop

To find what network you are connected to on a Windows computer or laptop:

  1. Click on the wireless/Wi-Fi icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

    The wireless icon in the Windows taskbar
  2. Locate the network that says Connected, secured. This is the network you are currently connected to.

    The UO_WIFI network showing as Connected, secured 

Mac computer/laptop

To find what network you are connected to on a Mac computer or laptop:

  1. Click the wireless/Wi-Fi icon in the top right of the menu bar.

    The wireless icon in the menu bar
  2. Look for the network that has a tick next to it. This is the network you are connected to.

    The UO_WIFI showing in the networks list with a tick next to it

Android phone/device

To find what network you are connected to on your Android phone:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on Wi-Fi/Connections/Network.
  3. Find the Wi-Fi option. This should reveal what network you are connected to.

iOS phone/device

To find what network you are connected to on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Settings app.
    The Settings icon in iOS
  2. If connected, the name of the network will be displayed next to the Wi-Fi heading.
    Wi-Fi showing with UO_WIFI next to it

If you have questions or for assistance with connecting to wireless, contact AskOtago Student IT Services in person at the AskOtago Central Hub, Dunedin campus, or:

Tel +64 3 479 5170
Email studentit@otago.ac.nz
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Last updated 28/06/2021 12.25 PM

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