This network amalgamates the both OWL-VISITOR and OWL-VPN. Either visitors or members can use "OWL" as it has the attributes of both services combined.
If you are a visitor to the University and you do not have a Departmental or central University user account, then you can use this service.
Simply connect to the OWL wireless network and start a web browser. It should be redirected to the OUCS OWL-VISITOR login webpage. Log in using the username and password for this service and you will be granted network access. All IT Officers working for the University are granted the right to set up user accounts on this service. The account will only be valid for a maximum of 2 weeks. Please contact the local IT Officers who will be happy to set up access to this service for you.
Note: If you are receiving a visitor who will require access to OWL-VISITOR, then please make sure the IT staff get timely warning of your requirement.
For Staff and Students
If you are a member of a Department or College which has its own VPN
service, or you have access to the central OUCS VPN service, then you can use this wireless network. Please note that the Statistics VPN is fully accessible via OWL-VPN.
To use the service, bring up the wireless search tool on your laptop. How to perform this action will differ from OS to OS. If you are within range of an OWL basestation, you should see two wireless networks. This will be one of them. Connect to the OWL wireless network, then connect to your chosen VPN service, as you would from home. You will then have complete access to the internet via your Departmental network.
See here for a full description of the Wireless service.