Wireless (WiFi) Access on Campus

Wireless (WiFi) Access on Campus

Eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless network service that provides secure Internet access to students, staff and faculty across numerous Canadian and International education institutions. Eduroam is the preferred WiFi service for personally owned mobile device users at all campuses of Okanagan College.

The one time setup will allow WiFi access for not only each Okanagan College campus but it will allow traveling OC users to access WiFI at many other Canadian and international institutions.

For setup use your devices WiFi settings to connect to Eduroam

  • Username - use your 9 digit OC ID with the Okanagan.BC.Ca post-fix -  300123456@Okanagan.BC.Ca
  • Password - use the same password as you would use for email, MyOkanagan or Moodle
  • Certificate - if asked, choose "Do not validate"

If you are new to OC and have never logged into any network services you must login to an OC computer or to MyOkanagan and change the one-time temporary password associated with your account. The wireless system can not handle the password reset condition of a new account.

NOTE: College assetted mobile devices connect to a WiFi network called OCMachine and will not connect to Eduroam. If you are having WiFi issues with such a device please contact the IT Services Help Desk.

We cannot cover instructions for every operating system or device. The basic information you need to connect to the eduroam wireless network follows: 

  • Network/SSID: eduroam (lower case)
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 (also sometimes called WPA2-PEAP, WPA2-RADIUS, or WPA2-Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES
  • EAP Type: PEAP
  • Authentication Protocol: MSCHAP-V2

Problems connecting?

Eduroam is an international consortium of educational institutions. Check their website and use the Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) and select Okanagan College as your home institution...

Eduroam CAT


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