OU-C Faculty, Students , and Staff
Ohio University is in the process of enabling network registration for devices using it's wired and wireless network services. What this means is that each device (computer, smartphone, tablet, laptop, printer, etc) will need to identify itself to the network as belonging to an Ohio University employee, student, or University guest before access to the network and internet will be granted. All devices needing access to OU-C's wired or wireless network must be registered in order to work beginning July 25th.
This is accomplished by registering the MAC address of your network enabled device with Ohio University. The MAC address is a unique identifying code built into the networking hardware on your device (whether it be wired or wireless). See below for details on finding a MAC. This associates the device with you, a legitimate user of the OU network, and allows access.
To register your device
using web registration :
NO SOFTWARE OR TRACKING AGENTS ARE INSTALLED on your device. Students will need to renew their registration once a semester. Faculty and staff will need to renew their registrations once a year.
For most devices, registration will occur the first time you access the network with the device's web browser. You will be automatically prompted with the registration screen discussed above. Simply login and supply the MAC address and you're finished until your next renewal period.
If your device does not have a web browser
Web Registration Tool is also available. You can use this
Network Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
To learn more about network registration, visit http://www.ohio.edu/oit/netreg/.
If you have any questions, please call the OU-C Helpdesk at 740.774.7212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also call the main Network Registration Hotline in Athens at 740-566-7600 or the OIT Service Desk at 740-593-1222. Feedback can be emailed to email@example.com.
To Find Your Computer MAC:
On a Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
On Windows Vista, 7
Android Devices (may vary)