AccessOU

What is 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.
  • If your device supports encryption, you will need to use WIFI@OU. Devices such as computers and phones will be unable to connect to the internet using AccessOU.
  • Most gaming devices/systems, smart TV's, and other connected devices without internet browsers (such as smart bulbs, e-readers, Chromecasts, Amazon Echos, Google Nests, etc.) must connect to AccessOU. 

 

How Do I Connect To It?

Part One: Register Your Device

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.

  1. To begin, go to access.ou.edu and log in with your OUNetID and password.

  2. Select Create Device. Screenshot of access.ou.edu front page with Create Device highlighted.
  3. Fill in the required fields and select Create.
  4. Be sure to input your wireless MAC address, not wired/ethernet MAC address. If you are not sure how to find your MAC/Physical Address, please see this page for a list of common device and game system MAC/Physical address locations. Access.ou.edu registration page
  5. You should receive confirmation that your device was successfully created. Device registered successfully message.
  6. Selecting Manage Devices on the left hand side should bring you to a list of all devices that you have created. Device list
  7. You will also receive an email to the address you registered with another confirmation that your device was registered. This confirmation will come from clearpass@ou.edu. Email confirmation message

 

Part Two: Connect to AccessOU

  1. AccessOU is a hidden network. You will need to manually add it to your device, and it will not display as an available network.
  2. In the WFi settings for your device, select the option which states to "Add a network manually" or "Add another network" or "Connect to other networks " etc., depending on the operating system you are using.
  3. For the SSID (network name), input "AccessOU". Please put the A, O, and U in uppercase; the SSID is case-sensitive.
  4. There is no password requirement, so if prompted for Security Type, select "No security".
  5. Please note if you have just registered your device, it may take 1-2 minutes before your device will be authorized to connect to AccessOU. Once it is, your device should connect to the internet.

 

If you are still unable to get a connection to AccessOU, log back in to the access.ou.edu site and double check your device profile lists the right type of model for your device. For example, your connection may fail if you have registered it incorrectly, such as registering a game system as a smart TV. If you still need assistance, please contact the IT Help Line at 405-325-HELP (4357).

 

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Article ID: 142
Created
Thu 9/3/20 4:27 PM
Modified
Tue 8/16/22 10:51 AM