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What is it?

  • If your device supports encryption, you will need to use WIFI@OU. You will be unable to connect to the internet using AccessOU.
  • For devices that cannot connect to WIFI@OU, AccessOU provides a way to register devices and allow them to connect to an OU network by authenticating their MAC address.

How do I connect to it?

Please note: If you are trying to connect a smart device such as Google Home, it will need to connect to AccessOU, while your smart phone connects to WIFI@OU. The two devices should still be able to interact.
Go to and log in with your OUNet ID and password.

Select Create Device.

Fill in the required fields and select Create.

You should receive confirmation that your device was successfully created.

Selecting Manage Devices on the left hand side should bring you to a list of all devices that you have created.

You will also receive an email to the address you registered with another confirmation that your device was registered. This confirmation will come from


Now you are able to connect to AccessOU.

Note: The following instructions use a Nintendo Switch as an example.

From the Home screen, select System Settings from the bottom menu.

Scroll down to Internet on the left hand side.


Select Internet Settings and then scroll down to select Manual Setup.

Enter the information as shown. Network ID and SSID will both be "AccessOU." Security should be set to None. The rest of the settings may be left on their default.
Note: You may need to manually enter AccessOU or it may be available via a dropdown menu.

Select Save, then Connect. You are now connected to AccessOU!

Your new settings should now be displayed from the Internet Settings 

Help! I still can’t connect to AccessOU!

Double-check that your device supports the encryption required to connect to WIFI@OU. Click Here to read more about WIFI@OU and determine if that is the WIFI network you should be using.

Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS will not be able to connect to any wireless network at OU, not even AccessOU.

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