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IP Address Request

There is a finite number of IP addresses for the building, and with the amount of machines and printers in use we are always bordering on full capacity, so we ask that you use the wireless network if at all possible and only make a request for an IP address if the machine will be in use for an extended period of time.

If you are a physics graduate student or faculty member and need a permanent IP address in Riddick, please fill out and submit the following information. We will notify you when the computer has been added.

To request an IP, send an email to or to To keep the process efficient, make sure you have the following ready and include them in your email:

  • Name
  • MAC/Hardware Address
  • Building and Room number
  • The name of your computer
  • Email address

How to Find Your MAC Address / Hardware Address

Windows users

  • Click on the start menu, go to Accessories, and click on Run.
  • In the run box, type “cmd” without quotes and click Ok.
  • A command window will open. Type “ipconfig /all” without quotes and hit enter.
  • Your hardware address will be listed under “Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection” and looks like 00:23:AE:67:46:43

Linux Users

  • Open termial and run “/sbin/ifconfig” without quotes.
  • Your hardware address is listed beside HWaddr and looks like 00:23:AE:67:46:43. Typically it will be listed under eth0 or eth1.

Mac Users

  • From the Apple Menu, click on System Preferences
  • Click on Network
  • In the left hand column of the Network menu, click on Ethernet.
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on Ethernet. Your hardware address is listed beside “Ethernet ID” and looks like 00:23:AE:67:46:43.