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Wireless networks may not offer the reliability and speed of wired networks but for many their convenience makes them the preferred way to connect to a network whether they are at home, work, or even in an airport. Within Oxford, OUCS provides all of the necessary central services that will allow both members and visitors to connect to the University-wide network via the Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL). Each department or college has made their own decision as to whether to offer wireless networking but there is generally high availability of access to wireless networks. Of course it is still possible to connect to the network with an ethernet cable and when wireless connectivity is not essential this can be a better way to go. As you would expect there are regulations governing the use of IT facilities in Oxford that must be adhered to.