​​​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 (802.11b/g/n).
  4. Students taking online classes are required to have access to High-Speed Internet (no dial-up). 

Personal Computer Software:

The University of Findlay offers Microsoft Office 365 Education. Through this, registered students can access 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 Office 365 Education page. 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: 

  • Intel i3 or AMD equivalent

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Windows 8.1 or higher

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

Recommended Configurations for Windows-Based Personal Computers: 

  • Intel i5 Processor or AMD equivalent

  • 8 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Ethernet Cable (7’ length)

  • Windows 10 or higher

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

Minimum Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Wired Ethernet adapter

  • Mac OS System 10.10 or higher (64-bit)

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

Recommended Configurations for Macintosh Personal Computers: 

  • Intel i5 Processor

  • 8 GB RAM

  • Mac OS 10.13 or higher

  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible​

Currently, The University of Findlay uses Lenovo 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.