eduroam Wi-Fi network
Stay connected with access to the internet around Otago University.
Otago Polytechnic subscribes to the eduroam network, which is available for you to use free when you are on University of Otago premises. This includes places such as UniPol and the Central Library.
To log-on to eduroam use your student username with @op.ac.nz added at the end. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use your standard network password with this to gain access.
Trying to login with your OP email address such as email@example.com will NOT work on eduroam.
The login name firstname.lastname@example.org is not an email address, it identifies you as a student user and the @op.ac.nz identifies your home institute.
Connecting to eduroam
The first time you connect you may have to manually verify the network certificate.
Use the information below to find out how to verify the network certificate and create a wireless profile so each time you want to use WiFi you will be automatically accepted.
Find eduroam in the list of available Wi-Fi networks on your device and click to connect.
You will then be asked to configure the wireless connection.
For the EAP method select PEAP
For Phase 2 authentication select MSCHAPV2.
Add your username, which is your normal student username login with @op.ac.nz at the end. For example, if you normally log-in with jsmith you will log-in with email@example.com.
Use your regular network login password.
Once you have entered your details, click connect.
If your entered details are correct, you should be connected to eduroam and able to access the internet.
If your device doesn't connect, contact the IT Support Service Desk.
Find eduroam in the list of available wifi networks listed and click to connect.
You will then be prompted to enter your details:
This is your student username with @op.ac.nz added at the end. For example, if you normally login with jsmith you will login with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use your regular network login password.
If it is the first time you have logged into eduroam you will be asked to verify the certificate that is used as part of the connection process.
Ensure the certificate has been issued to eduroam.op.ac.nz and the certificate is valid.
The screenshot below shows where this information is shown. If either of these details are incorrect don't connect. If they are correct click continue and you will be connected to eduroam.
Find eduroam in the list of available Wi-Fi networks and click to connect.
You will then be asked to configure the wireless connection:
In the username and password fields enter your details; your username is your normal login with @op.ac.nz added at the end. For example, if you normally log-in with jsmith you will log-in with email@example.com.
Your password is your regular network login password.
- For the EAP method select PEAP MS-CHAP v2.
Once you have entered your details click done.
You will then be asked to accept a certificate to connect.
Below is the full contents of the correct certificate. In most instances as long as the certificate is issued to eduroam.op.ac.nz and is issued by GeoTrust DV SSL CA it is safe to connect.
Click accept and if your details are correct, your device should be connected to eduroam and you'll be able to access the internet.
If your device doesn't connect, or the certificate details are incorrect, contact the IT Support Service Desk.
Windows 7 Advanced configuration (GUI)
Click on the wireless symbol on the taskbar, then click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
Then click on Manage Wireless Network.
Click Manually create a network profile and enter the network name as eduroam.
Select WPA2- Enterprise and AES as the encryption type, untick Start this connection automatically and click Next.
On the next screen click Change connection settings, then on the security tab in the new window and then settings.
Tick the Validate Server Certificate and then tick GeoTrust Global CA in the list of Trusted Root Certificate Authorities.
If GeoTrust Global CA is not listed you will need to install the root certificate found here. Click the Configure button under and untick Automatically use my Windows logon name and password.
Then click OK on the two windows.
Click on Advanced Settings and tick Specify authentication mode and select User Authentication.
Click OK on both windows and then close.