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Wireless and Mobile Devices

Laptop/Mobile Device Configuration

Encrypted wireless service (osuwireless) is available to all Fisher faculty, staff and students. The new 802.11n wireless network features complete coverage of Fisher, Mason, Gerlach, Schoenbaum, Pfahl and The Blackwell, as well as most of OSU main and regional campuses. Check out the wireless coverage map to see which locations have OSU wireless service.

Want to skip manually configuring your device? Click and run the appropriate utility below to automatically configure your device:

As an OSU student or employee, you can use osuwireless once you’ve activated your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) at my.osu.edu.

The AT&T public wireless network is available for all visitors and guests

OSU Wireless guest accounts are also available through the Fisher ITS Helpdesk.

Connecting your laptop to the wired network

The wired network is available to all Fisher faculty, staff, graduate and full-time undergraduate students. Fixed network jacks are available in all tiered classrooms and most public gathering spaces within the Fisher complex.

The registration process requires the MAC Address of the physical network (Ethernet) adapter to gain access to the wired network only. 

The process to find the MAC Address varies with the Operating System. Refer to these instructions:

  • Windows 7 / Vista
  • Windows XP
  • MAC OS

Register your laptop with the online self-registration form to gain access to the wired network.

Please allow 24 hours for processing your request.

To gain access, you will need to configure your laptop to meet the requirements of the FCOB wired network. Learn more about Network Admission Control.