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Wireless Network

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

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.

Stay Connected Anywhere on Campus...

In the summer of 2013, we expanded the wireless network to offer enhanced coverage to include 99% of the outdoor spaces on campus. Wireless users now enjoy seamless roaming between buildings and have access to the internet in all of the green space on campus.

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:


Best For: This ODU Wi-Fi network should be the primary network for students, faculty, and staff that are regularly accessing Wi-Fi on their own devices(s).

MonarchODU is an encrypted network that offers enhanced security and storage of credentials for automatic login (much like home wireless networks). MonarchODU requires configuration of a supplicant on your computer the first time you log in. This can be accomplished by clicking the 'migrate now' link after logging into AccessODU or by going to: https://onramp.wlan.odu.edu.

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.


Best For: This ODU Wi-Fi network is ideal for campus visitors or temporary Wi-Fi access.

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.

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.