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Registering Your Computer

In order to connect your computer to a UC Davis network via ethernet ("wired connection"), you must register your computer with UC Davis IET. Specifically, you must register your computer's MAC address. You do not need to register your MAC address to connect your computer to the UC Davis eduroam wireless network.

Register your MAC Address

Your network card has a unique 12-digit ethernet hardware address called a MAC address (media access control address) that uniquely identifies your computer and the hardware inside it. The MAC address must be registered with UC Davis in order to connect to the campus network.

To register your MAC address, select the appropriate link below and follow the IT Knowledge Base instructions that follow.

After Registering Your MAC Address

  • If you are registering from home or off campus, you’re done! When you move in, test your connection
  • If you are registering from on campus, allow 30 minutes for your registration to be processed, then test your connection
  • Test your connection by plugging into ResNet with your 10 base-T cable and fire up your browser.

Need Help?

If you need help, residence hall students can visit one of the Computer Centers for assistance.

If you were unsuccessful registering your computer or received an error, repeat the Knowledge Base instructions beginning with verification that you have a network card.