Registering your Raspberry Pi with CMU

  1. Find your Pi’s hardware address
    1. open a terminal session on pi: either directly on the rPi or through SSH.
    2. type ifconfig
    3. look for the wlan0 section and copy the HWaddr (it will look something like b8:27:eb:3e:cf:b9)
    4. copy this address someplace handy; you’ll need it later.
  2. Go to cmu netreg, click “enter” and sign in with CMU credentials
  3. Click the “Register New Machine” link
  4. Under ‘Network’, select ‘wireless network’ and click continue.
  5. Choose a name for your machine’s DNS.
  6. Enter the hardware address you found earlier in the Hardware Address field and click continue.
  7. You should then see a confirmation page with your machine’s hostname. Copy that url. for example: SIMONRASPI.WV.CC.CMU.EDU.
  8. It can take up to a day for your machine to be registered, but it usually takes about an hour. Once registered, your raspberry pi will be able to access the internet through its LAN connection.
  9. You can now use this hostname for SSH or Samba connections.

** if you change the image on your SD card, you may need to re-register your machine on the wifi network.