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Tech Ready: Families

Tech Ready: Families

Tech Ready: Student Records and Finances

Accessing student records and finances

Making payments and deposits across student accounts

  • Your student account balance details all charges and payments to your student financial account.
    • You can make a payment on a student account by eCheck, credit card, personal check, or wire payment.
  • Bobcat Cash is money put on deposit with the University (similar to a prepaid debit card) that can be used in a variety of locations. 

Connect to Wi-Fi

Faculty, staff and students: Computers, phones and tabletsGame consoles, TVs, streaming sticks, smart speakers, printers, etc.

General Public: Guest network instructions

Outdoor Wi-Fi Coverage

Eduroam: Computers, phones and tablets

Eduroam is OHIO's preferred wi-fi for students, faculty, staff, emeriti, and sponsored guests. It's fast, se

cure, and includes free wi-fi at hundreds of universities. A Device Registration tool is available for devices that do not support eduroam. 

Login to Wi-Fi on your iPhone/Apple Device: 

  1. Go to your device's wi-fi settings and choose eduroam.
  2. Log in with your full OHIOID@ohio.edu email address and OHIO password.
  3. If prompted to continue connecting, choose Connect.

Login to Wi-Fi on your Chrome Device:

  1. Go to your device's wi-fi settings and choose eduroam.
  2. Log in with your full OHIOID@ohio.edu email address and OHIO password.
  3. If prompted to continue connecting, choose Connect.

Login to Wi-Fi on your Android: 

Android users may have additional criteria when logging into Eduroam. Please use the information below to assist you with this process: 

EAP Method: PEAP

Phase 2 Authentication: None or MSCHAPV2

CA Certificate: (unspecified) However, some devices might say "Do not validate." Both options are correct. 

Domain: Leave blank

Anonymous ID: Leave blank 

Connecting to eduroam at other institutions

If you will be traveling to other participating eduroam schools and institutions, you can install the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool to make it easier to connect to those schools' wi-fi.

Android users should install the eduroamCAT app from Google Play or the Amazon Appstore before trying to install the Ohio University CAT tool.

Fixing dropped connections on a Mac

If your Mac randomly drops its wireless connection, first make sure you are using eduroam. If installing eduroam and forgetting the OHIO University network does not fix the issue, follow these steps to update your Mac's trust settings.

Device Registration

Device registration is for devices that cannot use eduroam 802.1x or a captive portal on the guest wi-fi network. 

Personal routers are not allowed on our network. Follow the steps below to connect a device that does not work with eduroam (TV, game console, smart speaker, streaming device, wireless printer, etc.):

  1. You will need to know your device's MAC Address.
  2. Using a computer, phone, tablet or other browser-equipped device that is already connected to our eduroam wi-fi, log into wireless.ohio.edu.
  3. Follow the prompts to register your device(s). You can register as many devices as you like.
  4. Once you have registered a device, connect it to the Ohio University Guest wi-fi.

Printable Device Registration instructions (PDF)

Connection instructions for the general public

  1. Go to your wireless settings and connect to the OHIO University Guest network.
  2. In the Guests section, accept the terms and conditions.

No login is required. 

Tech Ready: Hardware Recommendations

Hardware recommendations

OIT recommends the following minimum computing specifications so your device can accommodate standard University technology tools:

  • Device type: laptop or tablet
  • Operating system: Windows 10 or Mac OS (list of Apple's currently supported versions)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 250 GB hard drive (solid state recommended over hard disk drive)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent 
  • Network adapter: Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n (802.11ac recommended)
  • Display: 1280 x 768 or greater (Office 365 minimum)
  • Webcam: Yes - internal or external
  • Microphone: Yes - internal or external (can be found on many standard headphones)
  • Physical keyboard: Yes

For hardware specifications specific to your major, consider shopping by major at the Bobcat Depot.

Ohio University has instituted a laptop loaner program for any student who needs a computer (while supplies last). Learn more on the OHIO Coronavirus Technology Resources page.