Mac @Home Checklist
Checklist for On-Campus Gator Getting Connected @Home
What can you bring on UF Campus?
- Ethernet Cable
- USB to Ethernet adapter (if your computer does not have a Ethernet Port)
- Entertainment Devices such as Xbox, Playstation, Apple TV, Roku, ChromeCast etc.
- For a full list of approved devices please visit our Entertainment Device Registration page
- Printers connected via USB
- NOTE: Wireless printers are not supported on the UF network and will not work. The best way Residence can print in the Resident Halls is by purchasing a USB cable to connect the computer directly to the printer. The University of Florida also offers free printing in the computer labs on campus.
Steps before arriving on UF Campus:
Please have Your Gatorlink User Name and Password handy before proceeding any further.
- Please review our system minimum requirement (Requirements)
- On your computer, open a web browser and go to http://getonline.dhnet.ufl.edu.
- Using your GatorLink username and password, follow the prompts to setup your computer for DHNet Wired Service then repeat for Wireless Service.
- NOTE: Do not add “@ufl.edu” after your GatorLink username and do not use your UFID number.
- If you get “Authentication Has Timed Out” error, this is expected and you can proceed further.
- Once you are on campus, plug in the Ethernet cable and a pop up box will prompt you for a username and password. Enter your gator link username and password to fully establish your Ethernet connection
- We recommend you bring an Ethernet cable, even if your residence hall has access to the UF Wireless Service.
- UF Wireless Service is not guaranteed in rooms that are not designated as World Class Wireless residence halls. Residents are encouraged to purchase a CAT5 or better rated Ethernet cable before coming to campus.
- NOTE: We do not provide Ethernet cables to residents.
- If you do not have an Ethernet port on your computer, please purchase an USB-to-Ethernet adapter
- Ensure your computer has fully up-to-date virus and malware protection.
- Make sure your operating system is set to update automatically.
- Set Software Update to “Download updates automatically” on a daily schedule. You can find this in System Preferences under Software Update
- Make sure your computer is fully compliant with SafeConnect Enforcement.
- Stop any peer-to-peer (P2P) software from running automatically or uninstall completely to avoid AUP violations.
- NOTE: The use of P2P software, like BitTorrent, is not permitted on our network. If you are found to be using these programs, your internet access will be restricted. A list of popular P2P software is here.
- Change your GatorLink password 48 hours before you arrive at UF Campus. GatorLink passwords are required to be changed every 180 days and this will ensure that you will not need to change it until the end of Fall or Spring, depending on when you arrive to the UF Campus.
- If you are bringing an entertainment device (a gaming system, Blu-Ray player, television, etc.) with Internet capabilities, you are required to register it with our system in order for it to work. Visit the Entertainment Device Registration page for instructions on how to do this
- Review the DHNet Acceptable Use Policy to learn what you can and cannot do while accessing DHNet Internet Services.
Once you are on campus, you will also be able to connect your mobile device to our network, and we have various connection tutorials available for getting your device online.
- Amazon Kindle Fire
- Apple iPhone & iPod
- Apple iPad
- Android Phone
- Android Tablet
- Blackberry RIM
- Windows Phone 7
Please note that wireless printers are not supported on the uf network and will not work. The best way you can print in your room is by purchasing a USB cable to connect the computer directly to the printer. UF also offers free printing in the computer labs on campus.
The DHNet@Home Support Program is here to help you if you should run into any issues. We suggest that you visit our Frequently Asked Questions page first. If you are still having problems, you can visit the Support section of the website to find the contact information for getting help. We recommend if you are having issues to physically visit one of our help desks located in various area offices.