Q: How do I register for DHCP service without an IP address?
- Start up your computer.
- Connect your Ethernet cable to the computer and to an MITnet network drop. The drop will likely have a green MITnet sticker.
- Make sure that your computer is configured for DHCP (obtaining an IP address automatically). Many machines come with their network cards configured for DHCP by default.
- Once the equipment is ready to connect, open a web browser and point it to any non-MIT web page.
Result: You should be directed to the network registration page.
- Click on your status type, e.g., Staff.
Result: A "Registering Your Computer" page displays, depending on your status at MIT (staff, student or visitor).
|Visitors can register between one and five (consecutive) days at a time, up to fourteen days per year. The network connection remains active for the number of days selected.|
- Read the instructions, then click Register.
Result: For Faculty, Staff, and Students, a Login page appears; visitors will see a registration form.
- Fill in the requested information, then click Register.
Result: The Registration successfully completed page displays.
- It will take approximately 15-30 minutes for the process to complete. Make sure you clear out your browser cache before attempting to connect via DHCP.
- Test your connection by visiting both an internal website (e.g. https://news.mit.edu) and an external site (e.g. http://www.cnn.com).