Every computer using a Harvard network connection needs to be registered, this will describe how to obtain the key information for that to happen
A MAC address (Media Access Control) or Physical address is a sequence of characters that identify the network adapter(s) installed on your computer.
The address is composed of up to 6 pairs of characters (in hexadecimal alphabet: A-F and 0-9), separated by colons, i.e. a0:1b:cc:00:99:ff
To obtain your MAC address from your system, please select the right OS and follow the steps on your own system.
In all cases, please make sure that you are currently connected to a network using the connection that you want to find the MAC address for.
Due to SEVERE security issues, Windows XP systems are not allowed to be connected to any Harvard network. If you have one, please disconnect it immediately, it is endangering all the systems on the network.
XP systems are only allowed when directly connected to an instrument, but UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES they are allowed to be connected to the network, please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Open "System Preferences". Click on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your screen.
Open a terminal (command + space bar to bring spotlight up and type terminal OR click on the magnifier at the top right corner)
On the terminal type ifconfig -a
The MAC address can be found next to the word "Ether" on the second line
Open a terminal
Type ifconfig -a
On the network adapter that has an IP address assigned, look for the mac address
Ubuntu/Debian Based, you can find it on the first line next to "HWaddr"
RedHat can be found next to the word "Ether"
If you encounter any problem or you are unsure, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you find the right information.