University of Oregon

Connecting to UONet, the university's network


The UOnet is the network that is used across the university campus. This includes the wireless internet, computer logins and VPN access.

Wireless Access

The UO provides WiFi internet access across campus to anyone with a Duck ID. Faculty and staff can also sponsor a guest for internet access. Visitors to and from Oregon State can use eduroam for access.

Click one of the links below to learn how to connect to WiFi with your operating system.

Available Networks

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN is a set of software and hardware that enables your computer to transparently connect to a remote network as if you were physically attached to that network. Communication between your computer and the remote VPN hardware is secure (encrypted). VPN is useful for accessing resources (library's databases, electronic journals, etc.) that are normally restricted to campus use. Learn more about how to use VPN.

Students in the Residence Halls

For information on how to connect to UOnet from the residence halls and other housing-related network details, see Get Connected to the Residence Hall Network.

Wireless Network Guest Access

Guests visiting the university can be granted access to the UO Guest network by a faculty or staff member. For more information, see Network Guest Access. If your guest needs more than internet access, they may need a Sponsored Account.

Guests from Oregon State Oregon State or Portland State Portland State automatically have access to the "UO Guest" network. To login simply connect to the network and login using your full school email address (ex: or and the password you would normally use for it.

Guest from eduroam participating institutions may access the "eduroam" network using their username and password provided by their home institution.

Ethernet (wired) Access

Most common operating systems (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X) do not require any configuration to use a wired connection. Simply plug one end of the ethernet cable into your computer and the other into the ethernet jack. You can verify your connection works by opening a web browser and loading a web page.

If you have no active ethernet jack, you can request jack activation.

Modem (dial-up) Access

The university has discontinued its modem (dial-up) internet service as of February 12, 2015.