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Cornell DNS and Host Registration Service: Register a Device

This article applies to: Wired Network: Faculty and Staff


Register a computer or device on the network if your subnet is configured for DHCP

To register a computer or device, first connect the computer or device to the network. If the device has both a wired and wireless connection, you will need to connect the device using both connections and register both the wired and wireless MAC addresses.

  1. Start your computer and open an Internet browser.
  2. Go to the Cornell Network registration and Security System page. (This page may open automatically.)
  3. Complete the online registration.
  4. Both Windows and Mac OS X typically will configure TCP/IP automatically.

If you are unable to connect to the registration page or cannot get past the registration page, wait five minutes and then restart the computer. Try registering or accessing the network again. If you are still unable to get online or are experiencing other connection issues, contact the IT Service Desk for help.

All network devices must be registered on the network per Policy 5.7, Network Registry.

Register a computer or device on the network if your subnet is not configured for DHCP

To register a device on the network manually, see How to Manage DNS Registrations for Your Subnet.

All network devices must be registered on the network per Policy 5.7, Network Registry.

About the Cornell DNS and Host Registration Service

The host registration page and FAQ can give you more information about how registration is handled at Cornell.

When you are ready to actually register a device, you can use the DNS database for any kind of host registration process, such as additions, modifications, and deletions.

Cornell's Domain Name Service provides translation between host names and IP addresses. There is background information and instructions on entering domain name service addresses in Updating Your Computer's DNS Information.
 

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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:28pm

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