About WiFi

Oxford University Museums offer free WiFi to access. This managed service is provided by WiFiSpark Ltd and is monitored to prevent inappropriate use. You can read the terms and condition of use here.

Getting Connected

  1. Enable your WiFi: Check the Wi-Fi is turned on within your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other compatible device.
  2. Connect to the Network: Select the museum’s free public network from the choice of networks available. In this museum it is_ashmolean_public.
  3. Open your Web Browser: Open up the internet browser on your device (e.g. Safari or Chrome). You will then be redirected to a Welcome Portal where you can select an option to sign in. If you are not automatically redirected, type any web address, e.g. www.bbc.co.uk into your address bar and this should force the redirection to the Portal.
  4. Problems?: If you have any problems visit WiFiSpark’s help page or contact their user help desk on 0344 848 9555.

Super Connected Oxford
This service was made possible by generous funding from Super Connected Oxford.

Super Connected Oxford is a programme designed to bring improved wireless and broadband connectivity to all Oxford residents, businesses, students and visitors, enabling all to seamlessly work, learn, travel and communicate.

This will strengthen Oxford's reputation as a destination for business investment and a renowned international centre for online learning.

Super Connected Oxford is made up of four key projects:

Oxford is one of the 12 cities in phase 2 of the Government's SuperConnected Cities Programme which was launched in summer 2013 and deployed in 2014 and 2015. The aim is to improve UK Broadband provision by 2015 and maintain this commitment for years to come.

The Government has committed £150 million for the SuperConnected Cities programme, which is managed by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), a unit within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Super Connected Oxford is a programme formed and run by Oxford City Council.