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OSU ResLife Wi-Fi Information

There are three wireless networks available to Residents living on campus at OSU Stillwater (in locations where Wi-Fi is available):

  • OSUSTAFF
  • OSUSTUDENT
  • OSURESLIFE

Secure Wireless Options

OSUSTAFF and OSUSTUDENT are secured with WPA2-enterprise encryption.  This encryption keeps your data MUCH safer when using a device on Wi-Fi.  If you are a student or staff member, simply choose the appropriate SSID on your device and use your OKEY information to log in.

If your devices support WPA2-enterprise encryption (smartphones, laptops, and most tablets) we highly recommend you connect those devices to OSUSTUDENT or OSUSTAFF.

Open Wireless Option

OSURESLIFE is a new network that does not require encryption.  It is only available in the Residential Halls and Apartments (where Wi-Fi is available), it will not work across the rest of campus.

If you have devices you would like to connect to Wi-Fi that don't support WPA2-enterprise encryption (such as smart TV's, Roku/AppleTV, kindle/nook e-readers, game consoles, etc...), you can register them to connect to the OSURESLIFE network.

Please keep in mind that this network is unencrypted.  You should approach this network with the same caution as you would an open Wi-Fi network in a coffee shop.  You should never use a device on this network to connect to any website or service where your personal information could be at risk.  It is much safer to simply plug these devices into the wired network with an ethernet cable when possible.

How to use the open wireless OSURESLIFE Wi-Fi

In order to connect a device to the OSURESLIFE Wi-Fi network, you must first register the device.

From a computer/smartphone/tablet already connected to the internet, visit: http://osureslife-wifi.ise.okstate.edu

Log in with your OKEY account and follow the instructions provided on the website to add a device to your account.

To add a new device you will need to know the Wireless Mac address of the device.  Sometimes this Wireless Mac address can be found on a sticker on the device.  Other times you must dig into the device settings to find it.

Often a google search for "device find wireless mac address" will get you straight to the instructions you need.    eg. "Roku find wireless mac address" or "Samsung Smart TV find wireless mac address"

Once your device is registered, you can then connect it to OSURESLIFE (no username and password will be required since this is an open/unencrypted network).  The list of registered devices will be periodically cleared (about twice a year), so you may need to register your device again at the start of each semester.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this procedure or need further assistance connecting your devices to Wi-Fi, please contact Reslife Computer Support (405-744-1384) (405-744-1384) or come by our office at 110 Scott Hall.