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DHCP Registration


If you have a new laptop, your laptop's system board and/or wireless card was replaced you need to complete the DHCP registration in order to access campus network following these instructions for wired and wireless network cards.

DHCP Registration for Ethernet (Wired) Network Card


  1. Turn laptop on (if it is set up with Wired/Wireless profiles choose Wired Network)
  2. From Start menu select Run and type “cmd” into the window.  Click OK.

  1. In the window that opens type “ipconfig /all” and hit Enter key.  Look for the line:Physical Address …………………..XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
    Under “Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection” – this is your new MAC adress
  2. From any computer point browser to ONYEN home page (http://onyen.unc.edu) scroll down to the bottom of the page, click the button.  Click “continue” on the next page, read the agreement and then select the “I accept” radio button and click on “continue”.   Type your ONYEN and password. 
  3. Click the “change” button corresponding to the record for “Ethernet.”  Click on "add" if this is a new registation. Enter the new MAC address.  Click “continue” then “save” and “done” to complete your registration. 

It takes about 15-30 minutes for the registration to go through and for you laptop to be able to connect to the Ethernet network.

DHCP Registration for Wireless Network Card


  1. Turn laptop on (if it is set up with Wired/Wireless profiles choose Wireless Network)
  2. From Start menu select Run and type “cmd” into the window.  Click OK.

  1. In the window that opens type “ipconfig /all” and hit Enter key.  Look for the line:Physical Address …………………..XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
    Under “Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection” – this is your wirless card MAC adress
  2. From any computer point browser to ONYEN home page (http://onyen.unc.edu) scroll down to the bottom of the page, click the button.  Click “continue” on the next page, read the agreement and then select the “I accept” radio button and click on “continue”.   Type your ONYEN and password. 
  3. Click the “change” button corresponding to the record for “Wireless.” Click "add" idf you do not have prior wireles registration. Enter the new MAC address.  Click “continue” then “save” and “done” to complete your registration. 

It takes about 15-30 minutes for the registration to go through and for you laptop to be able to connect to the Ethernet network.





Last Modified: 10/07/2009