The University of Otago’s networks are currently being used for contract tracing due to COVID-19. 

All users of the University's wireless networks must provide a valid contact number and email address to enable contact tracing if required. Privacy information can be found online:

COVID-19 information for staff - Contact tracing

If you are a University of Otago student or staff member, you are required to use UO_WIFI.

If you're visiting the University of Otago and only require internet access, you can use the UO_Guest network, which is available at all locations where the University wireless networks are provided:

  1. Select the UO_Guest network from the list of available networks on your device. A webpage should open automatically with the login screen. If it doesn't, open a web browser manually and the page should open.
  2. At the login screen, click on the Don't have an account? link and follow the prompts to create a new account. If you already have an existing UO_Guest account, enter your login details here. You will be required to provide a working email address and contact phone number.
  3. Your UO_Guest credentials will be emailed to the account provided. You will need to be able able to access your email (e.g. using mobile data network) to collect your password. Once you have received your username and password, click the Sign On button.
  4. You are required to read and accept the University network regulations. You will be unable to access the internet until this is done.

    The acceptance prompt for the University network regulations

    After you click Accept you will be redirected to the ITS Visitor Network Access page, and you should now be able to access the internet.

A UO_Guest account provides access to the internet for up to two weeks (14 days). You can then create a new one if needed.

Further information

Last updated 13/05/2020 10.11 AM

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