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ODU Wireless Networks


Wireless Network Coverage Map
ODU Campus Wireless Coverage Map (Click to expand)

Stay Connected Anywhere on Campus...

Old Dominion University's robust wireless network coverage on campus offers fast and reliable data connection speeds that is available to all students, faculty, and staff. Wireless network coverage is authenticated with your MIDAS ID and password and is available in all academic buildings, administration buildings, and residence halls.

Requirements for Access

  1. A MIDAS account with the LAN and wireless services activated is required to access the wireless networks. Students and faculty/staff can view and modify their MIDAS account at https://midas.odu.edu.

  2. All users must agree to an Acceptable Use Policy which is presented on login to AccessODU and during setup for MonarchODU.

  3. We encourage all users to ensure that their personal firewall is enabled and to make sure anti-virus software, operating systems, and other software packages are up to date for enhanced security while browsing.

Guest Access

Special provisions will be made for temporary access for associates of the University, for details contact the Help Desk at (757) 683-3192.

ODU Wireless Networks:

AccessODU

Best For: This ODU Wi-Fi network is ideal for campus visitors or temporary Wi-Fi access. DOES NOT implement encryption.

AccessODU provides a quick way to get on the network by using a web browser to login. This network requires you to manually re-authenticate each time you turn on your device.

Upon log in to AccessODU students, faculty, and staff will be presented with the option to migrate to MonarchODU or eduroam.

After authentication, the AccessODU wireless network does not implement encryption. It is suggested that at the point that you are providing user IDs, passwords, confidential and/or payment information, the beginning of the website address should be https://, indicating that the information is being encrypted. Your browser may also show that the information is secure with a symbol, such as a broken key that becomes whole or a padlock that closes.


MonarchODU

Migrate to MonarchODU
Click link above to begin the automated setup process for MonarchODU.

Best For: Primary network for students, faculty, and staff that are regularly accessing Wi-Fi on their own devices(s) and are primarily located on campus.

MonarchODU is an encrypted network that offers enhanced security. MonarchODU requires configuration of a supplicant on your computer the first time you log in. Click button

MonarchODU is a WPA2-Enterprise network which is supported in Windows XP or later, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, and much more. Since this network is encrypted your data is always secure. MonarchODU also provides an easier and persistent login experience through the automatic submission of your credentials in the background.


MonarchODU Network Settings

SSID:

MonarchODU

Security:

WPA2 Enterprise (802.11i)

Encryption:

AES

Authentication:

802.1X

802.1X Type:

EAP/PEAP MSCHAPv2

Outer Identity:

<Leave Blank>

Username:

MIDAS-Username

Password:

Password

Domain:

[leave blank]

Server name:

networkauth.priv.odu.edu

Certificate Fingerprint:

02:FA:F3:E2:91:43:54:68:60:78:57:69:4D:F5:E4:5B:68:85:18:68


Eduroam

Eduroam Transparent
Migrate to Eduroam
Click link above to begin the automated setup process for eduroam.

Best For: Researchers, faculty members, staff, and students that travel to other educational institutions frequently. When at a site that also participates in eduroam, users can connect to their eduroam service using their ODU login credentials (MIDAS ID and password).

Eduroam ("education roaming") is a secure network of educational institutions across the globe that allows individuals with accounts to easily and securely gain access to the Internet when visiting other participating institutions.

Additional information about eduroam can be found at www.eduroam.org.

Participating Eduroam Institutions

Eduroam is widely spread within the United States. There are currently more than 170 active institutions and another 100 interested and working towards their deployments.


ODU Users

ODU faculty, staff, researchers, and students travelling to other locations should now be able to use their MIDAS credentials to gain access to the visited institution's campus network without any special requirement for a visitor/guest account. There are two requirements that need to be met for eduroam to function properly:

  1. You will need to configure your device for the eduroam service. You can do this via the ODU eduroam automated setup or by following the directions on the ODU eduroam manual configuration guides.
  2. Assure that the institution you are visiting is a member of the eduroam federation.

ODU Visitors

ODU visitors are able to use eduroam to connect to the ODU campus wireless network as though they were at their home university. There are two requirements that need to be met for eduroam to function properly:

Before You Arrive:

  1. Assure that your device is configured properly for the eduroam service. Visit your institution's web page or consult with your IT support personnel to determine the correct settings.
    (Please be aware that under the eduroam agreement, any problems you may experience as a visitor must be referred to your home institution's support desk for assistance.)
  2. Assure that your home organization is a member of the eduroam federation. If your institution is not a member you will be unable to use the eduroam service at ODU. Please contact the ITS Help Desk at (757) 683-3192 for information on guest access.

Note: For more details on the requirements and procedures to join eduroam, technical personnel can follow the instructions at www.eduroam.org


Eduroam Network Settings

SSID:

eduroam

Security:

WPA2 Enterprise (802.11i)

Encryption:

AES

Authentication:

802.1X

802.1X Type:

EAP/PEAP MSCHAPv2

Outer Identity:

anonymous@odu.edu

Username:

MIDAS-Username@odu.edu

Password:

Password

Domain:

[leave blank]

Server name:

networkauth.priv.odu.edu

Certificate Fingerprint

02:FA:F3:E2:91:43:54:68:60:78:57:69:4D:F5:E4:5B:68:85:18:68