Visitor use of the Internet


Please note: On-campus Internet access for visitors is limited to Concordia's professional or business-related interests. (There is no "public" Wi-Fi at Concordia.) This form will typically be used by visiting media and sports information directors.

No special registration is needed to view games that are webcast via the Concordia Sports Network by those who are off campus.

How do I find my computer's hardware (Ethernet) address?

Your computer uses an Ethernet adaptor or card to communicate on the network. Every Ethernet adaptor is assigned a numeric ID by the manufacturer that is similar to a serial number. The ID is referred to by various names, including adaptor address, hardware address, physical address, MAC address and Ethernet address. The ID consists of 6 pairs of digits, usually separated by a character. The digits consist of the numerals 0 through 9 and the letters A through F (case does not matter). Here are example Ethernet addresses.

00 12 E5 B6 F3 31

If you register your computer online, the numeric ID is automatically displayed for you. If you need to find the address by hand, follow the steps below for the operating system that you are using. 

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7

  1. Click the Start button in the taskbar and select Run....
  2. Type the word command in the Open box and click OK.
  3. When the command window opens, type ipconfig /all and press return.
  4. In the information that is displayed, look for Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection. The Description will list your Ethernet adaptor. The Physical Address will be just below that. If the Description lists "PPP adapter", the information in that section is for the modem, not the Ethernet adaptor. For the wireless adapter, look for Wireless Network Connection. The Physical Address will be listed below that.
  5. Type Exit and press return to close the window.

Windows 95 (also 98/ME)

  1. Click the Start button in the taskbar and select Run....
  2. Type winipcfg.exe in the Open box and click OK. If the application is not found on a Windows 95 computer, you have not installed the TCP/IP protocol.
  3. Select your Ethernet adaptor from the drop-down list. If "PPP adapter" is displayed, the information is for the modem, not the Ethernet adapter.
  4. The Ethernet address will be displayed in the Adapter Address box.
  5. Click OK to close the dialog box. 

Macintosh OSX

  1. Click the System Preferences button on the dock or under the Apple menu.
  2. Click the Network button.
  3. For Mac OSX 10.3 or 10.4, select Built-in Ethernet or Airport from the Configure or "Show" drop-down list. If it is not present, choose Advanced from the Configure drop-down menu and check Built-in Ethernet or Airport in the Ports and Configurations box. Then select it from the drop-down list. Click the TCP/IP tab if it is not already selected. The Ethernet Address will be displayed in the lower part of the window.
  4. For Mac OSX 10.5 and above, click Built-in Ethernet or Airport in the left column of the Network window. Click the Advanced button. In the drop-down, click either the Ethernet or Airport tab. The physical address is next to "Ethernet ID:" or "AirPort ID:".

Macintosh OS 7.6/8.x/9.x

  1. Click the Apple Menu, select Control Panels and select TCP/IP.
  2. Click the File menu and select Get Info.
  3. The Hardware address will be listed in the dialog box.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog box.


  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select General in the Settings menu
  3. Select About
  4. Look for Wi-Fi Address (not Bluetooth).

Visitor registration for use of the Internet while on campus

All computers/devices that access Concordia's network to reach the Internet must be registered with the computing services office. There are no public Wi-Fi access points on campus.  

Visitors may request temporary access if they

A) are vouched for by an office/dept on campus or a member of the faculty or staff  

B) a specific business purpose at Concordia (for example: visiting media, fellow sports information directors) 

As part of the registration process, the computing services office requires the Ethernet addresses for each devices to be registered.  How to find your Ethernet address is described below. 

Register before arrival

Although it is possible to register a computer during a visit, those needing temporary access are highly encouraged to register their computers at least 48 hrs prior to their arrival.  Use the form on the right to begin that process.