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The wireless networks available to university students and staff

On the OUAS campuses, you can typically find these three wireless networks:

  1. KK (=OUAS’s own network),
  2. Eduroam and
  3. panOULU.

OUAS’s information security officer recommends that if you use Eduroam (or other networks that KK), you should use VPN. Read more about VPN and get the Global Protect VPN application, which is used at the OUAS.


KK network, OUAS’s own network

This should be your first choice at the OUAS’s campuses.

As an OUAS’s student, the best network for you to use is KK, which you can access with your OUAS account. (For KK, use just your username when logging in, not your entire email address.) In the KK network, all the OUAS’s online services are in your use. If you are not connected to KK but to another network, some of the OUAS’s online services require the use of VPN.


PanOULU, a free network available to everybody

This should be your last choice at the OUAS’s campuses.

PanOULU network provides a wireless broadband Internet access to everybody in its coverage area in Oulu. There are access points e.g. in the city center. PanOULU does not ask for a password. Of the three networks, it is the least safe, and you should always use VPN if you use panOULU.


Eduroam, a world-wide roaming network access service for universities

Use Eduroam e.g. if you visit the Linnanmaa campus of the University of Oulu, or if you travel abroad and visit a campus while there. Also, if KK is not working for some reason, Eduroam would be your second best choice at the OUAS’s campuses.

If you are a visitor and do not have an OUAS account but an account from another university, you should be able to use this network with the account of your own university. (NB. If it does not work, get the right installer to your device with your own university’s information from this site: https://cat.eduroam.org/)

Eduroam is a wireless network (Wi-Fi) that is widely used at many universities in Finland and abroad. Most of the Finnish Universities, including the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, are participating in Eduroam. As a member of OUAS (or another Eduroam institution) you can access the Eduroam Wi-Fi not only at your own campus but at all campuses of any participating institution. Therefore, you will not need a separate guest access if you are visiting another university that takes part in Eduroam.


How to start using Eduroam?

You will need your university e-mail address to connect to the Eduroam Wi-Fi. As an OUAS student, give your e-mail address in the short format (uname@students.oamk.fi), where the first part is your username; then give the related password to login.

There is an auto-configuration file available to most devices:

  1. Get the file from here: https://eduroam.no/connect/profiles/?idp=974
  2. Choose your user group (staff or students).
  3. Choose your operating system / device.
  4. According to the choices you have made, the page will generate an auto-configuration file for your device: Execute the file on your device to get the settings right automatically.
  5. When all is set, you can see Eduroam in your WLAN options; choose that.
  6. Now log in using your e-mail and password.

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2 comments

  1. Sami Niemelä
    Written on 12.7.2018 at 11:00:35 | Permalink

    Hei,

    Näillä ohjeilla ei tunnu onnistuvan Android-laitteen asetusten määrittäminen. Kysytään myös CA-varmennetta, mutta mitään ei ole valittavissa.

    • Anna-Liisa
      Written on 20.7.2018 at 09:26:35 | Permalink

      Hei! Päivitin ohjeen: Androidille on tullut oma asetuspakettinsa, jossa on nuo tarvittavat tiedot valmiina.

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