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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).

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