Register your computer on the network

To connect a laptop or desktop to the UCD wired network, you must first register it with us.  You must be UCD registered staff or student will be able to avail of this service.

You do not have to register your laptop to access the Wireless networks in UCD. Information on accessing our wireless services is available  here.

(Please note: Wired access is not available in UCD Residences)

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Registration

  1. Using a network cable, connect your new piece of equipment to a network point.  In the case of your laptop turn off or disable the wireless network card first.
  2. Launch a web browser* and browse to https://netreg.ucd.ie  You will be automatically presented with a registration screen. When asked for a Username and Password you should enter your UCD Connect account details. Follow the steps to submit your registration and it will be completed within one hour.

*Please note if you are using the Internet Explorer browser you may need to minimise the browser window to see the Netreg sign in screen.

 

If you have any problems, please contact our IT Helpdesk at ext: 2700 or by emailing ithelpdesk@ucd.ie or you can drop in to your nearest IT Centre.

 

You may be prompted to enter the ethernet address of your computer.  An ethernet address is a 12 digit code, e.g. 00:08:4a:f9:d5:30

 

How to find  the Ethernet Address for a computer:

a. Microsoft Windows

    Go to Start > Run for Windows 7.  If you have Windows 10, click search button, type Run
    Type Command in the run box. A black box will appear.
    Type ipconfig/all and hit Return. Some information will then appear.

    Under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection, you should see a physical address. Take note of the 12 digit code.

b. Apple Mac

    Click on the Apple logo on the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Click "About this Mac"
    Click "More info"
    Click on "Network" on left-hand panel
    Take note of the MAC address given in the bottom right-hand panel.

Registration

  1. Using a network cable, connect your new piece of equipment to a network point.  In case of laptop turn off or disable the wireless network card first.
  2. Launch a web browser* and browse to https://netreg.ucd.ie  You will be automatically presented with a registration screen. When asked for a Username and Password you should enter your UCD Connect account details. Follow the steps to submit your registration and it will be completed within one hour.

*Please note if you are using the Internet Explorer browser you may need to minimise the browser window to see the Netreg sign on screen.

 

If you are registering additional computer equipment please go to https://netreg.ucd.ie.


If you need to find the Ethernet Address for a computer using Microsft Windows

    Go to Start > Run if you are using Windows 7.  In Windows 10, click search, type Run).
    Type Command in the Run box. A black box will appear.
    Type ipconfig/all and hit Return. Some information will then appear.

    Under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection, you should see a physical address. Take note of the 12 digit code. This is the computer’s ethernet address.

If you need to find the Ethernet Address on an Apple Mac

    Click on the Apple logo on the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Click "About this Mac"
    Click "More info"
    Click on "Network" on left-hand panel
    Take note of the MAC address given in the bottom right-hand panel.

If a user is in breach of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) the following actions will be taken:

  • If a user breaches the acceptable usage policy the device will be reomved from the service for one week.
  • If the same user is in breach again they will be removed from the service for 2 weeks.
  • If the same user is in breach for a third time, they will be removed from the service and the Head of School/Unit will be notified. A communication will be required from the Head of School/Unit before the user can access the service again.
  • If there is a consistent breach of the service in a particular location, then the service may be removed from that location and the relevant Head of School/Unit will be notified. A meeting with the Head of School/Unit will be required and agreement on the acceptable use of the service in that location will need to be agreed before the service will be made live again.