Obtaining an IP address and hostname for a device connected to MITnet differs depending on where the device will be located -- in a dorm, an independent living group, an on-campus office on a private network, or an on-campus office directly connected to MITnet.
Before submitting a request for a specific IP address/host name, you may want to check whether the host name is already taken on MITnet. To learn more about IP addresses and host names, see IP Addresses, Host Names, and Domain Names.
Request IP addresses/host names
Fraternities, Sororities, Independent Living Groups (FSILGs): Follow the instructions listed on the FSILG Network page. Your ILG's Network Administrator assigns IP addresses within your house.
Private Networks: Certain on-campus offices are served by private networks. Examples include the Media Lab, Chemistry (LMS), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). IP addresses for private networks are handled by the department's network administrator or computer support staff.
On-Campus Offices Served by MITnet: Use the web form below or via email to request IP addresses.
If you are requesting by email, be sure to include the following information for each machine that requires an IP address:
- Machine vendor
- Operating system
- Machine contact person
- Billing contact person
- Two suggested hostnames
- Institute cost object (account number) for tracking purposes
Information must be complete and submitted in either plain text or Microsoft Excel format.
Tip: If all the machines have similar characteristics (for example, if they are PCs running Windows 7) you can mention that once in your request, rather than repeating it for each machine.
If you need more help regarding IP addresses, host names, or connecting devices to MITnet in an on-campus office, contact the IS&T Help Desk.