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Network Card Registration

Staff and students are required to register their network cards before connecting to the campus network via wired connection. 

1. How to register your network card?

1.1 Register network card (for individual users)

  • Login HKU Portal with your HKU Portal UID and PIN.
  • Type "network" in the Search field and click the link Register Network Cards.

      The registration will take 10 minutes to take effect. Each staff and student can register up to 5 network cards.

1.2 Register network card (for departments)

Authorized representatives can register network cards on behalf of his/her depatment.

  • Login HKU Portal with your HKU Portal UID and PIN.
  • Type "NICs" in the Search field and click the link "View NICs Registered by Department".
  • Select "Register Network Card".

register network card

2. What is a Network Card Address?

During registration, you are required to enter your Network Card Address (also known as Ethernet address or MAC (Media Access Control) address).  A Network Card Address is a 12-character string assigned by the network card manufacturer and is a unique hardware address.  Each character is a hexadecimal number consisting of 0-9 and A-F.  Sometimes a Network Card address includes colons or hyphens for ease of reading but they are not part of the address. For example, 00:E0:00:85:08:3A and 00-E0-00-85-08-3A both mean 00E00085083A.

3. How to find out the Ethernet address of my network card?

Please follow the steps at https://www.its.hku.hk/faq/network/lan/ethernet-addr to find out the Ethernet address of your network card.