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HowTo connect your personal Laptop

In order to connect personal laptops to the local network, you have to ask the permission to the System Administrator and must provide:

  • Name, Surname
  • Email Address
  • The MAC / Hardware Address of the computer you want to connect
  • The type of Operating System

The System Administrator will assign to your computer an IP address that you can use when you are connected to the local network by a network cable. The IP Address is assigned by using the DHCP protocol, so you have to configure the network card of your laptop this way. When you leave, please inform the System Administrator, so hi can reassign the IP Address you are using.

If you don't know howto find the MAC Address follow these guidelines:

Apple Os X

  1. Open the System Preferences panel
  2. Click on Network
  3. Select the Built-in Ethernet from the Show drop-down menu
  4. Click the Ethernet button
  5. You will find a line of this type
  Ethernet ID: 00:17:F2:26:6D:78
  1. Your MAC Address is this one

MS Windows

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Select Run…
  3. execute this command
  1. click inside the black window that appears and execute this command
  ipconfig /all
Depending on how many network cards your computer have the output can be a little long, use the side bar to scroll.
  1. Find the section regarding the network card you want to use
  2. Write down the Physical address (something similar to 00:17:F2:26:6D:78)


  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Execute the command
  /sbin/ip link
  1. Write down he MAC Address (something similar to 00:17:F2:26:6D:78) under the eth0 label
If you can't execute the /sbin/ip link command try with the command ifconfig.
personal.txt · Last modified: 2007/04/04 16:33 by damir