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Manual Long-term Registration of a Wireless Device

Manual Registration Procedure

If your wireless device does not have a Web browser (e.g. printers, IoT, game consoles), you can self-register it by following this procedure:

  1. StepsActions
  2. Find and record the device MAC address (it will look similar to 00:00:06:3E:B4:3F)
  3. Visit the following site, http://register.wifi.uw.edu/guest/mac_create.php, fill out the form and submit it.
    • Note:
      • If the device you’re registering is currently on the “University of Washington” SSID, you will need to disconnect it for 15 mins before reconnecting for the settings to take effect. See instructions below to delete the WiFi profile.
      • If the device has never been connected to the “University of Washington” SSID, you can create its registration, setup its WiFi profile and connect it right away.

How to Delete/Forget the University of Washington SSID

Apple macOS

  1. Select the Wi-Fi symbol along the top menu bar and click on Open Network Preferences at the bottom of the drop down menu
  2. Click on Wi-Fi in the menu on the left and click Advanced
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to delete
  4. Click the – “Remove WiFi Network” Button

Apple iOS

  1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and locate the Wi-Fi network to which you’re connected
  2. Tap and Forget this Network

Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Open the Windows menu and click the gear icon to open Windows Settings
  2. Click Network & Internet
  3. Click Wi-Fi on the left
  4. Click Manage known networks
  5. Select the WiFi network you want to delete and select Forget

Android

  1. Go to your Applications menu
  2. Tap Settings
  3. Tap Connections
  4. Tap Wi-Fi
  5. Tap the network you wish to remove
  6. A prompt will appear on your screen giving you the option to Tap the Forget button