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download antivirus software?

find my MAC/Physical Address?

How to find your MAC address (PDF) has instructions for many common operating systems and devices.   

If your device is not listed in the above PDF guide, you can do a Google search for online instructions using your device's model name and a phrase like "find my MAC address" as the search terms, or you can try contacting the store or manufacturer. 

configure Catmail on my phone/tablet/etc?

If you want to configure your smart phone, tablet, or other mobile device to check Catmail, Microsoft has a handy how-to wizard with instructions:

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/dd936215.aspx

clear my browser cache: Chrome

 Chrome
1.    In the browser bar, enter:   chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
2.    Select the items you want to clear (e.g., Clear browsing history, Clear download history, Empty the cache, Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data).
You can choose the period of time for which you want to clear cached information from the Obliterate the following items from: drop-down menu. To clear your entire cache, select the beginning of time.
3.    Click Clear browsing data.

clear my browser cache: Internet Explorer

 Internet Explorer 8 and above
1.    From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History...
2.    Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History.
3.    Click Delete.

Internet Explorer 7
1.    From the Tools menu in the upper right, select Internet Options.
2.    Under "Browsing history", click Delete...
3.    To delete your cache, click Delete files...
To delete your cookies, click Delete cookies...
To delete your history, click Delete history...

access the university's VPN?

Use info from the page including link for vpn access

http://www.ohio.edu/oit/vpn/index.cfm

get my Student/Applicant PID?

To obtain your PID you may contact the Admissions Office at 740-593-4100 or by email at admissions@ohio.edu. 

reset a network switch?

1. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.

2. Check and make sure the Ethernet cable from the wall is plugged into the uplink port.

3. Make sure an Ethernet cable is connected to the computer.

4. Plug the power cable back into the wall outlet.

find Apple How-To videos?

report a problem with my telephone?

Call 740-593-1000 to report a problem with an office or residence hall telephone or telephone line.

Duane Starkey Thank you for your interest in OIT. This is an exciting time to be involved in higher education as technology helps transform the ways we teach, learn and conduct research. OIT's flexible and robust technology offerings provide support for innovative academic programs, exemplary student support services and integrative co-curricular activities.
Duane Starkey, Interim Chief Information Officer