Find and Register your computer’s MAC Address
You must register your MAC address in order to use the campus wired network.
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Find Your MAC Address – Windows
- Click on Start, then type in the Search Field the words Command Prompt and press the Enter Key
- This will open up Command Prompt. It will look like this.
- Type in ipconfig -all and then press the Enter Key.
- The Physical Address listed is the MAC address of the card. The IPv4 address is your IP address on the network.
Note: If you have multiple network cards in your machine (such as a wired card and a wireless card), you will need to be sure that you find the correct MAC address. In XP and above, wired cards are listed as “Local Area Connection” entries, and wireless cards are listed as “Wireless Network Connection” entries.
Find Your MAC Address – Mac OSX
- Click on the Apple Icon and go to System Preferences.
- Click Network.
- In the Network Window, choose Ethernet on the left. The IP Address will be shown in the window. To find the MAC Address, click Advanced…
- In the Advanced Window, choose the Ethernet Tab.
- The Ethernet ID is the MAC Address.
Find Your MAC Address – Linux
- Open a new Shell Prompt.
- Type the command ifconfig -a into the shell prompt. On Linux, the MAC Address will be listed as the HWaddr. The IP Address will be listed there as well.
Register Your MAC Address
These are the instructions for registering your MAC Address for the UTD Network.
- To register your Network Card, go to the NetReg Website and login with your NetID and Password.
- Click on Register New NIC.
- Enter the MAC Address of your network card. Make sure that you change the Card Type to Wired.