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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:


access the university's VPN?

Use info from the page including link for vpn access


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.

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.

get training?

Information about training seminars is available at http://author.oit.ohio.edu/technology/training/seminars.cfm

get walk in assistance?

Walk in assistance is available at the Technology Depot in Baker Center 112.  More information is available at http://www.ohio.edu/technology/depot/index.cfm

find Apple How-To videos?

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