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Fall Semester Hours

  • Monday - Thursday, 7am to 8pm
  • Friday, 7am to 6pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 10am to 6pm




Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my device on the network?

You can find information on registering your devices on the wired network here:


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. 

download antivirus software?

How do I find information about clearing my browser cache?

You can find information on clearing your browser cache by visiting the following web page:


The site includes instructions for clearing your browser cache on the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone

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:


request an SSL certificate?

Please fill out form located at this web page:


report an Outage?

Call Service Desk at 740-593-1222.

access the university's VPN?

Use info from the page including link for vpn access


find my IP Address?

On a Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6

  1. Got to apple icon upper left hand corner
  2. Click about this Mac
  3. Select more info
  4. Select network on left hand side
  5. Under active services choose either airport for wireless or Ethernet for wired
  6. Scroll down and find IPv4 Address

On Windows Vista, 7

  1. Click the blue globe or start menu
  2. Select control panel
  3. Then select network and sharing center
  4. Click on local area connection or wireless adapter
  5. Then Select details and it will list the IPv4 Address

Windows XP

  1. Select the start menu
  2. Then select control panel
  3. Select network connections
  4. Double click on local area connection or wireless adapter
  5. Then select the support tab
  6. Then select details and it will list the IPv4 Address


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. 

get my Ohio password reset, employee?

If you have secret questions set for your OHIO ID, you can reset your password yourself:

Reset your password online

If you don't have secret questions, please visit our password reset page.

get my Voicemail password reset?

You can get your voicemail password reset by contacting the operators at 740-593-1000. 

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 a network switch?

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

 Hubs, Switches & Routers

  • 5 port 10/100 Mbps switch - $30.00
  • 8 port 10/100 Mbps switch - $40.00
  • 4 port router (off-campus use only) - $45.00
  • 8 port router (off-campus use only) - $80.00

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.

report a wireless outage or issue?

Call the service desk at (740)593-1222.

get assistance setting up my computer on the wireless network?

For telephone help, call the service desk at (740)593-1222.  Walkup support is available at the Technology Depot in Baker Center 112.

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?

report a problem with my telephone?

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

locate a computer lab?

find the minimum requirements for bringing a computer to campus?

view university policy on technology usage?

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

Information is available on this page: Mobile device setup for Catmail

activate my OHIO ID?

You can activate your Ohio ID at:


reset my OHIO password - student or applicant

If you have secret challenge questions set up for your OHIO ID, then you can reset your password online:

Reset your password online

You will need to know your OHIO ID. If you have forgotten both your OHIO ID and password, please contact the Service Desk.

If you do not have secret challenge questions set up, then you will need to call the Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or present a photo ID at one of the locations listed on our password reset page.

Need Help?

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