TutorialsMacs Tips and TricksInstall the ExtremeZ-IP Widget

Install the ExtremeZ-IP Widget

This lesson explains how to install the ExtremeZ-IP widget onto the Mac Dashboard if it is not already installed for any reason. ExtremeZ-IP allows users to easily install printers and add network drives without ICT staff assistance.

*By default, the widget should be installed on all staff and student Macs on the College network.

Download the ExtremeZ-IP Zidget (widget) in your Browser

Download the ExtremeZ-IP Zidget (widget) in your Browser

To install the ExtremeZ-IP widget onto your Mac, first open a web browser and go to http://kauai:8081  or http://kauai.bcc.vic.edu.au:8081 and click the "Download Zidget" button to download the ExtremeZ-IP "Zidget" onto the Mac.

NOTE: You can ony access and use this utility while you are on the college network or while you are using the Mobile SSL VPN to connect to the College network from home.

Widget Installer

Widget Installer

After downloading the ExtremeZ-IP widget, the following window will appear asking to install the widget. Click Install. If you do not see this window, go to your "Downloads" folder and click on the "Zidget" file to open and install it.

Verify Widget Installation

Verify Widget Installation

When you click "Install", the Dashboard will appear and you will have the option to remove or keep the new ExtremeZ-IP "Zidget" on the dashboard. Select "Keep"

Mission Control

Mission Control

Once the Widget is installed, you need to go to the Dashboard on your Mac to use it. To do this, you can either swipe to the right (on a trackpad) or click the Mission Control icon in your Dock (see above) and then click on the Dashboard at the upper left hand side of  your window (see below)

Go to Dashboard

Click the Dashboard at the top left hand side of the screen.

On the Dashboard

Once you are on the Dashboard you should see the ExtremeZ-IP widget. If for any reason it is not already on the Dashboard (it is missing in the screenshot above)., then click the + in the bottom left hand of the screen to add it.

Add Widgets to the Dashboard

In order to add the ExtremeZ-IP widget, or any other widget, to the Dashboard - simply click on the widget you want to add.

ExtremeZ-IP Widget

Now you've downloaded, installed, and added the ExtremeZ-IP widget to your Mac Dashboard. Congratulations!