The following instructions apply to using the OWL wireless network on Microsoft Windows 7 machines.
From the Desktop:
Networking Iconfrom the
Next select the
OWLwireless network by
[Mouse Clicking]it, as shown in the image below:
Connectbutton that appears below the signal indicator next to the
OWLnetwork, as shown below:
You should now see the message
Connecting to OWL...and a grey bar with scrolling green filler as shown in the image below:
You should now be connected to the OWL Wireless network. However, the initial connection does not provide Internet access without further authentication as shown in the image below (note the "No Internet Access" sub-heading):
If you've been provided with OWL Visitor credentials then please follow the instructions at http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/wireless/services/owl/visitor/.
Otherwise you will now need to configure a VPN connection to gain access to the Internet:
- If you'd like to use the freely available Cisco VPN Client then instructions can be found at http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/vpn/
- If you'd prefer to use third party VPN clients then a list of instructions for various third parties' offerings can be found at http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/vpn/other-clients/
Regardless of your chosen VPN client users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml