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General Information

IT Services manages the University-wide ethernet, which provides fast links between systems, in addition to maintaining the links to the Internet.

Support is available in the form of hardware and software advice, services, courses, and documentation.

Wireless Networking @Oxford


To connect to Wi-Fi see the eduroam service section. You can use your Oxford Remote Access Account credentials to connect to eduroam at participating organisations (in the 1,000's) in over 70 countries.

Visitor to the University?

The OWL & Public Wi-Fi services are intended primarily for visitors to connect to the network around the University.

Remote Access Service

When you are away from the University you can still access your usual resources by using our Remote Access Services:

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Essential software to access local resources when away from the University

Computer Security

It is vital to keep your own information and computer secure, both for your own privacy and for the overall security of the University network.

Visit the Information Security site for advice on protecting yourself and the University.

Using Peer-to-Peer applications? Find out about the University rules and conditions of use first.

Peer to Peer Networks - Oxford University Rules

Network Regulations

There are a number of regulations that apply when using the University network. These are given below:

There are also some University-wide rules and regulations regarding the use of University ICT facilities.