How Do I Get a Device With No Web Browser on the Network?

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Applies To

Gaming consoles, smart TVs, printers, robotic devices, lab equipment, building sensors, routers and other devices that use Ethernet networking, but don't have an interface or web browser capability.


If you have a device that needs to use the wired Ethernet network and the device does not support a web browser,

  1. Go to
  2. Login with your NetID and password.
  3. On the right, under the Registrations section, click Add Device.
  4. In the Hardware Address field, enter the hardware address (MAC address) of the device that needs to have access.
    • Use colons to separate the segments of the Mac address. (example: AB:E0:12:F5:AD:89)
  5. Enter a Description for the device, then click Add Device.
  6. Once added to the Network Registration system, it is advisable to totally power off the device you are trying to connect to the Ethernet network and then wait about 3 to 4 minutes before powering the device back up after you clicked Add Device. This allows the device to totally reset and get new network information to allow you to connect to the ethernet network.


A hardware address (also known as an Ethernet address or a MAC address) is a string of characters that typically looks something like: 00:9b:01:e1:bb:02 or 00-9b-01-e1-bb-02. You can often find this number written somewhere on the device - usually on the bottom, or rear, or on the FCC label.


Article ID: 64678
Tue 10/9/18 12:19 PM
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