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NetReg (Device Registration)

Yale requires that devices connecting to the University network (e.g., computers, mobile devices, game consoles, etc.) are registered to associate the device with a user. If you sometimes connect using wireless, and at other times use an ethernet cord, you will need to register both of MAC addresses for that device. Alternately, you may connect using the YaleSecure wireless network with no need to register.

Students need to register their devices annually. Faculty and staff usually only need to register their devices once.

Who can use it?

Anyone in the Yale community with an active and valid NetID.

How much does it cost?

This services is available at no charge to the Yale community.

How do I get it?

To register your computer or device to access the Yale network through a wired device, or the Yale Wireless Wi-Fi network:

  1. Determine the hardware address for each connection on your computer or device (there is usually one for wireless, and a separate one for a wired connection).
  2. Plug your computer or internet device into an Ethernet jack (wired connection) or use a computer or device that already has access to the Yale network.
  3. Register your device.
  4. Follow the instruction on screen.
  5. You will need to complete a separate registration for each of your network connections (e.g. Wi-Fi and Ethernet or for each to two Ethernet connections).
  6. Once the registration process is complete, it will take a few minutes before you are able to connect to the network.

Where can I get help?

Contact your local support provider or the ITS Help Desk, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 203-432-9000 or via email at helpdesk@yale.edu.

Related policies and procedures

Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy

NetReg (Device Registration)

Service manager: 
Paul Johnson
Icon class: 
icon-ipad
"Request button" text: 
Register your device
"Request button" description: 
Register your device
Short description: 

Yale requires that devices accessing the University network must be registered.

Yale requires that devices connecting to the University network (e.g., computers, mobile devices, game consoles, etc.) are registered to associate the device with a user. If you sometimes connect using wireless, and at other times use an ethernet cord, you will need to register both of MAC addresses for that device. Alternately, you may connect using the YaleSecure wireless network with no need to register.

Students need to register their devices annually. Faculty and staff usually only need to register their devices once.

Who can use it?: 

Anyone in the Yale community with an active and valid NetID.

How much does it cost?: 

This services is available at no charge to the Yale community.

How do I get it?: 

To register your computer or device to access the Yale network through a wired device, or the Yale Wireless Wi-Fi network:

  1. Determine the hardware address for each connection on your computer or device (there is usually one for wireless, and a separate one for a wired connection).
  2. Plug your computer or internet device into an Ethernet jack (wired connection) or use a computer or device that already has access to the Yale network.
  3. Register your device.
  4. Follow the instruction on screen.
  5. You will need to complete a separate registration for each of your network connections (e.g. Wi-Fi and Ethernet or for each to two Ethernet connections).
  6. Once the registration process is complete, it will take a few minutes before you are able to connect to the network.
Where can I get help?: 

Contact your local support provider or the ITS Help Desk, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 203-432-9000 or via email at helpdesk@yale.edu.

Related policies and procedures: 
Request this service: 
https://regvm2.its.yale.edu/login
3-lock data compliant: 
no