preparing your computer ​

Windows:

  1. Versions supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  2. Antivirus  / Spyware Software - This software must have the most current virus definitions.  We recommend Microsoft Security Essentials (free). You may choose your own Antivirus. If you choose to install Microsoft Security Essentials, make sure you uninstall any other antivirus programs first.  Download
  3. Java - All students are required to have Java installed for use with Blackboard.  Please go to http://www.java.com and install the most current version of Java.
  4. Lynx Messenger - This is an emergency notification service used to notify the campus community in the case of emergency. This will provide Pop-up notifications to Windows computers while on campus and connected to the network.  Download
  5. Windows Updates - All users need to make sure their computers are up-to-date with the most recent updates from Microsoft.

Mac:

  1. Versions supported: OS 10.6.X (64-bit) and higher
  2. Antivirus  / Spyware Software - This software must have the most current virus definitions. Please contact techsupport@findlay.edu (419-434-4357) if your would like recommendations.
  3. Java - All students are required to have Java installed for use Blackboard.  Please go to http://www.java.com and install the most current version of Java.
  4. Mac Software Updates - All users need to make sure their computers are up-to-date with the most recent updates from Apple.

Upon arriving to campus you must register your computer with the Network Access System (Clearpass OnGuard from Aruba) - Prevents unauthorized access and verifies Antivirus and other required software is compliant. Please click the link below for the system / device you are trying to register.

  1. Windows
  2. Mac
  3. Mobile Phone / Tablet
  4. Gaming
  5. Other - please contact techsupport@findlay.edu (419-434-4357)


Once you have received your UFnet account username and password, you can go to Oiler Nation to download the necessary programs listed here.