HOW TO: Register Your Device For Use On the Clemson Wired Network via Ethernet (Netreg)

The Clemson NetReg system builds a dynamic table of workstation addresses and the users who register them. This ensures that there is a person that can be quickly contacted in the event that there are issues with any workstation on the network.

Registrations are extended and verified every time a user logs into the Clemson network. If a user is away from campus and does not log in to the Clemson network for one year, the registration will expire and the user will have to register again.

Note: Users can add and delete their registrations via the web.

NetReg also serves as the base for the DHCP and IP database systems for managing IP address assignment.

Registration - Laptop and Desktop Computers

How to register your computer on the Clemson network:

  1. Plug in your ethernet cable. 
  2. Open a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox,Chrome). You will automatically be sent to the registration page.
  3. Enter your Clemson username and password.
  4. Add information about this registration (type of computer, location, etc.).
  5. Read the acceptable use policy and click on "Accept" to complete the regsitration.
  6. Reboot your computer.

If you are unable to follow the steps above (due to Internet issues, etc.) follow the steps to manually register your computer in the "Managing Registrations" section.

You should now have access to the Clemson network!  Contact the Support Center at 656-3494 if you have any problems registering your computer.  Make sure your Web browser supports 128-bit encryption or you will have difficulty accessing NetReg.
 
Registration - Game Consoles, Streaming Devices, and Others
  1. Go to http://netreg.clemson.edu  (not netregistration.clemson.edu)
  2. Log in with your Clemson username and password
  3. Select Add Registration on the left of the screen
  4. Enter the wireless MAC Address of your device in the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX in the box labeled Hardware Address. (Instructions for finding the MAC address on some popular devices can be found below)
  5. Enter a Device Description
  6. Click I Agree at the bottom of the screen

Finding your wireless MAC address

Xbox One
  1. Press the Menu button on your controller
  2. Navigate to the Settings page
  3. Select Network
  4. Select Advanced Settings
  5. The MAC address will be listed next to Wireless MAC on the right side of the screen
Playstation 4
  1. Turn on your PS4 without a disk in the drive and wait for the menu to pop up
  2. Scroll over to the right to Settings
  3. Go down to Network
  4. Then down to View Connection Status
  5. From this area, we can get the WiFi MAC Address
Nintendo Switch
  1. From the Switch Home page, select “System Settings”
  2. Using the left stick, select Internet and press the A button
  3. The Nintendo Switch console's MAC address will be listed under "System MAC Address."
Apple TV
  1. From the main menu, select Settings
  2. Select About from the menu for the network information
  3. Here you can find the Wireless MAC Address
Roku
  1. Go to the Home screen
  2. Go to Settings and then click Network
  3. Here you will find your Wireless MAC Address
Blu-Ray Players
The easiest way to find your device’s MAC address is to find the instructions on the manufacturer’s support website. A list of common manufacturers is below:

 

  • Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/
  • LG: http://www.lg.com/us/support
  • Sony: http://esupport.sony.com/
  • Panasonic: http://shop.panasonic.com/support/
  • Phillips: http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m/consumer-support
Smart TVs
Similar to blu-ray players, directions for finding your TV’s MAC address can usually be find in the owners manual from the manufacturer’s site:

 

  • Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/
  • LG: http://www.lg.com/us/support
  • Sony: http://esupport.sony.com/
  • Panasonic: http://shop.panasonic.com/support/
  • Phillips: http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m/consumer-support

Unsupported Devices or Features

  • Roku remote via phone feature is not support
  • Chromecast is currently not supported
  • Nintendo 3DS and other Nintendo handhelds
 

Managing Registrations

Users can manage their registrations using the web site http://netreg.clemson.edu.  Users will be prompted for their Clemson Userid and password when connecting to this site.  Once logged in to the NetReg system you will see the options for managing your registrations. You can ADD and DELETE registrations assigned to your userid.

To ADD a registration manually:

  1. Click "ADD REGISTRATION."
  2. Enter the MAC address (hardware address) as described.
  3. Click the "I ACCEPT" button.
This manual registration is for machines that cannot open a web browser to register. Examples are some printers, PDAs and Xbox.
 
To DELETE REGISTRATION:
  1. View the registrations associated with your userid.
  2. Click the "DELETE" button next to the registration you wish to delete.

How to find your laptop MAC Address:

Windows 10

  1. Click on search, Type in Command Prompt, Click on Command Prompt.
  2. Type in ipconfig/all and press enter.
  3. Look under Ethernet Adapter for Physical Address. It will be six sets of two characters.

Mac

  1. Click on System Preferences, Network, Advanced, Hardware and  you will see the MAC address.
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