In order to use the panOULU network you need a WLAN (IEEE 802.11) compatible computer, smartphone or tablet. No user account is needed to use the panOULU network. Using the panOULU network is free.

Network settings

Network name (SSID): panoulu DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol): enabled


Private class IP addresses are given out to users with the help of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). In the panOULU network you can use all Internet services, which operate regardless of NAT (Network Address Translation). Sending e-mail is possible by using outgoing e-mail server IRC conversations are possible by using the IRC server on port 6667. More information about IRC (in Finnish) Newsgroups are also available from the server Read also The News Guide (in Finnish).


The wireless connection provided by the panOULU network is unprotected. You can obtain a secure connection by using SSH (Secure Shell) or VPN (Virtual Private Network). Please make sure that the security features of your computer are up to date.