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About Network Registration


On many networks around campus, including OUWIFI and Housing wired connections, OU IT requires you to register your network-enabled devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, PlayStation, Xbox, mobile devices, etc.) before accessing Internet or network resources.

  • Students must register their device every 12 months.
  • Faculty and staff must register once (at first login)

Registration empowers OU IT to proactively fight hardware theft, viruses, hackers, network issues, and copyright violations.

You must register each device separately for each network you access. For instance, if you register your laptop on OUWIFI initially, you must complete the registration again when you plug your laptop into the wired network in Housing.

Wireless Connecting

OU IT's world-class network is built with redundant systems and back-up processes to maximize network up-time and availability. To connect to the OU wireless, please do the following:

  • OUWIFI - Connect to OUWIFI and open your web browser. Login and follow the onscreen prompts to register your device. Once registered, your device should be able to connect to the network within 3-5 minutes. Registration for devices registered by students is good for 12 months per device. After 12 months, one will need to re-register it. Faculty and Staff owned devices are good from first registration.
  • OUGuest - Connect to OUGuest and open your web browser. Follow the onscreen prompt to agree to the license terms and obtain access.

If you have followed the onscreen prompts and competed the necessary registrations but still can not connect, please call the OU IT Helpdesk at 325-HELP (4357).

Troubleshooting Section

I've been on OUWifi in the past, but now I'm getting prompted to sign in?

There are several possibilities for this issue.

  • Depending on your user status, your previously registered device may have been cleared from the system at the beginning of the school year. Please revisit the Net-Reg to register your device once again.
  • Are you on a new device? Please make sure you have registered it through Net-Reg.
  • Have you connected to both OUGuest and OUWifi in the past on your mobile device? If so, when you revisit a location with these connections, your device may default to the OUGuest connection. Because OUGuest prompts you to re-authorize each time, you should disconnect and switch over to OUWifi.

I'm unable to connect my device to wireless, even though I'm registered.

There's a possibility your device has become blocked from the network or has had its network settings or drivers become incompatible, please call 325-HELP (4357) and our technicians will perform network troubleshooting for your connection.

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