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Yale requires that equipment utilizing the University data network be registered to associate the machine with the user. Using the YaleSecure Wifi requires a valid NetID and password and therefore you do not need to register. If you are using ethernet, or Yale Wireless, you will need to register your device.
ITS enforces this policy by controlling access to usable Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. In order to get a legitimate IP address, you have to register the machine. When ITS provides an IP address, we collect the hardware address --sometimes called the Machine Access Code (MAC) or Ethernet Hardware Address (EHA)-- of either the wireless card or the ethernet card. If you are connecting via Wireless and via your ethernet cord (at different times), you would have to register both of these MAC addresses for the same machine. This system ensures accountability and helps ITS to provide better service for all the community, but in order to streamline the transaction, we provide tools to minimize the burden of registering your machine.
Faculty and staff members will generally have to register their devices only once.
Students are obliged to register their computers once a year (typically in the fall) during their stay at Yale. This serves several purposes:
YaleGuest is intended to support short term (less than 1 week) access to the Internet for visitors to the campus. It is not intended for regular use by students, faculty or staff. As it is primarily intended for Internet access, some protected Yale websites and services are not be accessible from YaleGuest.
This service is free.
You will need to register your computer or device before you can access the Yale network through a wired device, or the "Yale Wireless" Wi-Fi network.