Wired Internet in DRL

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Wired Network (PennNet) in DRL

Your must get your computer's MAC address (or physical address) registered 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 (-)

Please send a message to with the room number where your computer will be used, the number of the wall port you intend to plug it into (e.g. DRL-2E6-U2), and your computer's MAC address.

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

  1. Open a Command window (Start Menu > cmd.exe)
  2. EnterĀ ipconfig /all
  3. Locate the Local Area Network interface/card
  4. Copy the MAC address/physical address

OS X

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Select Network
  3. Select the TCP/IP tab
  4. Copy the Ethernet Address

Linux

  1. Open your preferred terminal shell
  2. EnterĀ sudo ifconfig -a
  3. Locate the Ethernet interface (e.g., eth0)
  4. Copy the HWaddr