ResNet Wireless Registration

 
How to find the wireless hardware address (or wifi address)

First, make sure the wireless card is "ON".

Choose an operating system below for details

...on an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

1. Click on the Settings button

settings

2. Select General

general

3. Select About

about

4. Scroll down to see the listed "Wifi Address" -- this is what needs to be put into the registration

address

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...on Windows XP

1. Go to Start, then Run

Start menu and 'run' choice

2. In the 'Run' window, type 'cmd' and press enter. This will open up the Command Prompt window.

Entering 'cmd'

3. In the Command Prompt window, type 'ipconfig -all'.

ipconfig /all

4. In the Command Prompt window, look for the network information for the Ethernet Wireless Network Connection. The 'Physical Address' will be the hardware address of the network card.

Physical address of wireless network card

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...on Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6 Leopard & Snow Leopard

1. Click on the Apple in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen, then go to 'System Preferences.'

Macintosh Menu

2. In the System Preferences window, click on the Network icon.

System preferences icons

3. In the Network window, make sure to set it to show the Airport configuration. Then click the "Advanced" button.

Network Settings Window

4. The 'Airport ID' will be the wireless hardware address.

Airport Settings Window

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...on Windows Vista/Windows 7

1. Go to the Start Menu, and in the 'Start Search' bar, type in 'cmd'.

Vista Run Command - Start Search (Quick Search)

cmd in the menu stack

The program 'cmd' (Command Prompt) will be found at the top of the Start Menu; click on it to run it.

2. In the Command Prompt window, type 'getmac -v'.

3. In the Command Prompt window, look for the network information for the Ethernet Wireless Network Connection. The 'Physical Address' will be the hardware address of the network card.

Wireless network physical address (MAC)

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...on Mac OSX 10.4 'Tiger'

1. Click on the Apple in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen, then go to 'System Preferences.'

Macintosh Menu

2. In the System Preferences window, click on the Network icon.

System preferences icons

3. In the Network window, make sure to set it to show the Airport configuration. The 'Airport ID' will be the wireless hardware address.

Actual location of MAC for wireless

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How to register my wireless card

1. Go to https://its-wlreg.unl.edu/.

2. Have the student log in with their Blackboard information. (Note: If the user is a visitor, there is also a 'Visitor Registration' link on the page.)

wireless-reg login screen

3. On the next page, click on 'Register A Card'.

register a card screen

4. On the next page, enter the hardware address of the wireless card. You do not need to type colons or dashes, it is not case-sensitive.

MAC Address field

5. After clicking 'Next', the registration will take 10-15 minutes, after which the user will need to select the 'UNL-AIR' network on their computer. You should only need to connect manually once, but afterwards it will connect automatically since it is a preferred network.