The University of Arizona

DHCP Service - Wired Network Connections (Register MAC Address)

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Overview   DHCP

The University of Arizona provides DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) service to the residence halls, the wireless network, and subnets in several buildings throughout campus.  DHCP is also available in several public areas such as the campus libraries and commons. Many departments also provide DHCP locally.

Each computer or other device connected to the campus network needs an IP address in order to send or receive information on the network. Through this process an IP address is automatically available when the computer is physically connected to a jack. If you need to register an address, you may use the Host Registration Form. To learn how to find your MAC address see 'Getting Started' section.