Ohio State’s Wireless Expansion Project is making major strides, with 73% of total access points complete as of October 2019. Wireless services are now covering Ohio Stadium and reaching out to extension offices in counties across the state.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will be performing wireless network maintenance on Sunday, July 14, between midnight and 4:30 a.m. at several locations on Columbus campus. Each building may experience a brief outage (generally less than 15 minutes) when being migrated to the new core.
Questions regarding this planned maintenance should be directed to the IT Service Desk by calling 614-688-4357 (HELP) or visiting Self Service. Please reference change number CHG0044825.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has been continuously working to improve wireless connectivity at Ohio State. Hundreds of access points have been added throughout the academic year, and the Wireless Expansion project has even more work planned for this summer.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is continually working to improve OSU Wireless. We want to provide the best connection in as many places as we can, to better support our students, faculty, staff and guests. Regardless of at which Ohio State campus you are located, we want to keep you connected.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has been ramping up Wi-Fi coverage across regional campuses. The team expanded Wi-Fi at Mansfield in the past few years, even reaching some outdoor locations. This summer they will be adding access points in Marion and Lima in preparation for the Digital Flagship iPad deployment. At Newark, the OCIO is tackling a new network challenge: establishing Wi-Fi services and turning off an existing wireless system.
The first time you connect a device to one of Ohio State’s secure wireless networks, you may be presented with a certificate to accept. This certificate tells your device the network can be trusted, and it lets you know it is safe to enter your username and password to connect. The current certificate used to authenticate “osuwireless” and “eduroam” networks will be expiring, so the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) plans to update this certificate ahead of that expiration date.
Android version 7.1 (Nougat) was recently released, and users of the OS are now required to have a validated certificate to connect to osuwireless. Currently, only Google Pixel phones and tablets are running 7.1, but it is likely that other devices will soon be receiving the OS.