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Network Registration

Click to contact the OIT Service DeskUse of Ohio University's wired and wireless networks is restricted to current students, faculty, staff, and sponsored guests.  

When connecting a device for the first time to the OHIO wireless network or to a wired jack on any of our campuses, you will need to register that device with your OHIO ID and password.  Students need to register their devices once per academic term, while faculty and staff can register annually.  If an OHIO ID account (including a guest account) is deactivated, all registrations associated with that OHIO ID will expire. 

If a machine is found to be unsafe on the network (virus infection, etc.), it may be placed in quarantine.

This applies to all network devices including, but not limited to:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Printers
  • Game consoles
  • Internet-aware TV/video devices
  • Tablet Computers
  • Wi-Fi capable e-readers
  • Smart phones using WiFi rather than 3G/4G

No tracking software or agents are installed on your computer, and the university does not access the contents of your hard drive as part of this process.  Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Printable Quick Start Sheet (PDF)