The following instructions apply to using the OWL wireless network on Microsoft Windows 8 machines.
[Point the Mouse]to the
Upper or Lower Right Cornerof the
Right Hand Sideof the
Windows 8 Metro menuas shown in the image below:
Figure 1_OWL_Win8_Metro_Start.png [Screenshot of Win 8 Metro Menu]
Settingsbutton as indicated in the image below:
Figure 2_OWL_Win8_Metro_Settings.png [Screenshot of Win 8 Metro Settings Button]
Networkbutton that appears at the bottom of the
[Settings]as shown below:
Figure 3_OWL_Win8_Metro_Network.png [Screenshot of Win 8 Metro Network Menu]
OWLwireless network as shown below:
Figure 4_OWL_Win8_Metro_WirelessSelection.png [Screenshot of Win 8 Wireless Network Selection]
[OWL]wireless network icon will expand.
Connect automatically. This would mean that you would have to repeat the procedure detailed in this guide each time you connect to the OWL network.
Connectbutton as shown below:
Figure 5_OWL_Win8_Metro_ConnectAuto.png [Screenshot of Win 8 OWL Options]
Figure 6_OWL_Win8_Metro_Connecting.png [Screenshot of Win 8 Connecting to OWL]
OWL Wireless NetworkWindows 8 attempts to load your homepage and will fail, being redirected to the
OWL Visitor Network Login Page. This is because you are connected to OWL and you now need to authenticate to gain Internet access, as detailed in the next step of this article.
Figure 7_OWL_Win8_Metro_autoredirect.png [Screenshot of Win 8 OWL Redirect]
If you've been provided with OWL Visitor credentials then please follow the instructions at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/wireless/services/owl/visitor/.
Regardless of your chosen VPN client users must abide by the user use agreement a copy of which is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml