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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: Android

Android
To clear cache, cookies, or history:
1.    Start your browser.
2.    Tap Menu, and then tap More.
3.    Select Settings.
4.    Under "Privacy settings", select Clear cache, Clear history, or Clear all cookie data as appropriate, and then tap OK to accept (or Cancel to cancel) the deletion.

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: Firefox

 Firefox 3.5 and above for Windows
1.    From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History...
2.    From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
3.    Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear (e.g., check Cookies to clear cookies). Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Windows
1.    From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History... and then select the items you want to delete (e.g., Browsing & Download History, Cache, Cookies).
2.    Click Clear Recent History...

Firefox 3.5 and above for Mac OS X
1.    From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History.
2.    From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.
3.    Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose which elements to clear. Click Clear Now.

Firefox 3 for Mac OS X
1.    In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History.
2.    Select the elements you want to clear (e.g., Browsing & Download History, Cache, Cookies), and then click Clear Private Data Now.

 

clear my browser cache: Safari

 Safari
1.    From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari...
2.    From the menu, select the items you want to reset, and then click Reset. As of Safari 5.1, Remove all website data covers both cookies and cache.

Mobile Safari for iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
To clear cache and cookies:
1.    From the home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Safari.
2.    At the bottom of Safari's settings screen, tap the buttons for Clear Cookies and Clear Cache. To confirm, tap Clear Cookies or Clear Cache again.
To clear history:
1.    From the home screen, tap Safari.
2.    At the bottom of the screen, tap the Bookmarks icon.
3.    In the lower left, tap Clear.
4.    Tap Clear 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 an Ethernet cable?

Ethernet cables are available for purchase at the Technology Depot, Baker University Center 112 at our Athens campus.  They may be borrowed for the dorms or purchased for personal use.

Ethernet Cables

  • 7 ft   - $2.00
  • 25 ft  - $4.00
  • 50 ft  - $8.00
  • 100 ft - $12.00

power on or off my wireless antennae?

On a Mac

1. Select the Apple icon.

2. Click on "System Preferences".

3. Next, select "Network".

4. Select the Airport tab on the left hand side.

5. Click the button, "Turn Airport Off".

On Windows

1. Many laptops have a switch or function (fn) key that will turn wireless off.

2. If there is no switch, the wireless adaptor can be disabled in the follow manner:

a. Select the blue globe (Start Menu)

b. Select the Control Panel.

c. Select "Network and Sharing Center".

d. Select change adapter settings.

e. Right click on "Wireless Adapter" and select "disable".

f. Repeat the steps to reenable, this time selecting enable instead of disable.

find the minimum requirements for bringing a computer to campus?

get help setting up Exchange on a mobile device or phone?

Information is available on this page: http://www.ohio.edu/technology/exchange/access_mobile.shtml

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