Residence Hall Setup: Ethernet Setup/Manual Registration for Windows 7
Ethernet Setup for Windows 7
Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu
Click on Network and Internet
Click on Network and Sharing Center
Click on Change Adapter Settings
Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties(Note: if you do not have a local area connection present in your network connections then please contact the helpdesk.)
After the Properties window opens uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
Click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click on the Properties button.
Under the General tab, Obtain an IP Address Automatically and the Obtain DNS server address automatically should both be selected.
Manual Registration for Windows 7
If your computer cannot connect to the network after checking these properties, you need to perform a manual registration. You need to obtain the physical address of your computer, to do this follow the steps below.
Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
In the Command Prompt type in ipconfig /all and press Enter
Locate the section that says Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection and write down the Physical Address of your computer.
You will need to go to http://netreg.shsu.edu on a computer with internet access, such as at the computer lab. You will enter your Username, Password, MAC (Physical) Address, and Agree to the Terms.