Wired Network (PennNet) in DRL
Your must register your computer's MAC address (or physical address) before it can access PennNet via Ethernet.
MAC addresses consists of 6 pairs of letters/numbers. Your computer may display them as an unbroken string, or as pairs separated by colons (:) or dashes (-)
Using a laptop or other networked computer, visit the DHCP Registration website (PennKey-authenticated) and register your MAC address. N.B. you must use colons — e.g. 00:5a:6b:c7:de:00 — to separate the alphanumeric pairs.
Depending on location, it may take up to 20 minutes for servers to update. Usually, the wait is much shorter.
Finding your MAC Address
Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
- Open a Command window (Start Menu > cmd.exe)
- Enter <code>ipconfig /all</code>
- Locate the Local Area Network interface/card
- Copy the MAC address/physical address
- Open System Preferences
- Select Network
- Select the TCP/IP tab
- Copy the Ethernet Address
- Open your preferred terminal shell
- Enter <code>sudo ifconfig -a </code>
- Locate the Ethernet interface (e.g., eth0)
- Copy the HWaddr