computer recommendations ​​

​​​​​Technology Standards: 

  1. Currently ​registered students are permitted to connect their own computer to the campus wide network, provided they have completed the necessary online application to create and activate their UFnet account. The connection will not be activated until the UFnet Account Application has been submitted and processed.

  2. For wired connectivity, the student’s computer must have an Ethernet network interface card (NIC) and network cable (Ethernet).

  3. For wireless connectivity, the student’s computer must have a wireless network card (802.11 b/g). Installation instructions are available at Technology Request Live (TRL) – Open Arena (technology support provided to all students at the beginning of the academic year). After TRL – Open Arena support is available at Technology Support Services, 425 Frazer St.; ext. 4357.

  4. Students taking online classes are required to have access to High-Speed Internet (no dial-up). 

 

Personal Computer Software:

The University of Findlay is currently under a Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA) participating in the Student Advantage program.  Through this, registered students can access specific Microsoft software products to be used on a personally owned computer or mobile device. Registered students are encouraged to learn more about the free software available via the Microsoft Student Advantage program.

You will be required to login using your UFnet account username and password.



Computer Recommendations:

​The following are the minimum and recommended configurations for both Windows-based and Macintosh personal computers. If the computer does not have at least the minimum configuration, it most likely will not successfully connect to the UF network.

 

Minimum Configurations for Windows-Based Personal Computers: 

  • Pentium 4, Pentium M or AMD equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Wired Ethernet adapter
  • Windows XP SP3


Recommended Configurations for Windows-Based Personal Computers: 

  • Intel i5 Processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Wired Ethernet adapter
  • Ethernet Cable (7' length)
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible (optional)


Minimum Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers:

  • Intel Based Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Wired Ethernet adapter
  • Mac OS System 10.6 or higher (64-bit)


Recommended Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers: 

  • Intel i5 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Wired Ethernet adapter
  • Ethernet Cable (7' length)
  • Mac OS System 10.8
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible (optional)

 

*SP denotes "Service Pack" which are updates available freely from Microsoft.

 

For wireless laptops (Windows or Macintosh) that meet the above minimum configurations, we also recommend wired capability for use in the residence halls.


​Currently The University of Findlay uses Dell and Apple​ computers which students are eligible to purchase at special rates from these two companies.  We do NOT require that you purchase from either of these two companies but we do require that you follow the computer guidelines above  for your computer to work with our network.

 
 

Computer Recommendations:​​


The following are the minimum and recommended configurations for both Windows-based and Macintosh personal computers. If the computer does not have at least the minimum configuration, it most likely will not successfully connect to the UF network.

Minimum Configurations for Windows-Based Personal Computers:

  • Pentium 4, Pentium M or AMD equivalent

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Windows XP SP3

Recommended Configurations for Windows-Based Personal Computers:

  • Intel i5 Processor or AMD equivalent

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Ethernet Cable (7' length)

  • Windows 7

  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible (optional)

Minimum Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers:

  • Intel Based Mac

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Mac OS System 10.5 or higher

Recommended Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers:

  • Intel i5 Processor

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Ethernet Cable (7' length)

  • Mac OS System 10.7

  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible (optional)

*SP denotes "Service Pack" which are updates available freely from Microsoft.

For wireless laptops (Windows or Macintosh) that meet the above minimum configurations, we also recommend wired capability for use in the residence halls.