National Defense University (NDU) is now a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) campus. Students are required to bring one (1) privately-owned (Recommended) or government–owned computing devices (such as laptops, notebooks, netbooks or tablets) capable of Wi-Fi connectivity.
DISCLAIMER: We highly discourage the government owned device option because of end user agency specific security regulations on the device.
Exclusive control of the device features or type is given to the student, but the device must have:
Also, in order to complete your assignments and class work, the devices must be able to:
NOTE: If you are unable to bring a privately-owned or government–owned computing device during your residency at NDU, inform your NDU Instructor or Point-of-Contact as soon as possible. NDU might be able to provide a loaner device on a case-by-case basis, but availability is extremely limited due to budgetary constraints.
1. Find the Media Access Control (MAC) Address for the Wi-Fi (Wireless) Interface.
NOTE: Please read the section at the end called “How to Find your Media Access Control (MAC) Address” in order to find the MAC Address for your device. Also, please make sure, when completing the NDU Wireless user Agreement Form, you wrote down the correct MAC address and didn’t make any mistakes. It could take up to 36 hours, after your arrival at NDU, for the IT Department to correct the wrong MAC address in the system.
2. Find the Make, Model, Type (laptops, notebooks, netbooks or tablets) and Serial Number for your device.
3. Complete an NDU Wireless user Agreement Form, digitally sign, and send to iCollegeIMOs@ndu.edu
How to Find your Media Access Control (MAC) Address
The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique value associated with your device network adapters and is also known as “hardware address” or “physical address”. MAC addresses are 12-digit hexadecimal numbers and they are usually written MM:MM:MM:SS:SS:SS or MM-MM-MM-SS-SS-SS. The first half of a MAC address identifies the manufacturer (MM:MM:MM) and the second half of a MAC address represents the unique serial number assigned to the adapter by the manufacturer. The method used to find a MAC address depends on the Device and Operating Systems (OS). Since there are dozens of manufacturers and devices in the market today, we simplified the steps to find your Wi-Fi MAC address based on the OS (as much as possible). In the case of Apple and Microsoft, the steps are very straight forward. In the case of Android and Linux, the steps may vary slightly according to the device manufacturer.
Microsoft OS (Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7)
NOTE: You’ll be looking at the complete list of all the adapters in your Microsoft Windows device and it can be very confusing. Make sure that you select the right one for Wi-Fi networks. Please consult your Information Technology (IT) professional if you are not sure which address you should include in your NDU form.
Apple iOS 5.1 (iPad & iPhone)
Apple Mac OS X (Up to Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4)
Apple Mac OS X (Leopard and Snow Leopard, 10.5 and 10.6)
Apple Mac OS X (Lion and Mountain Lion, 10.7)
Android OS (Most Tablets and Phones)
RedHat Linux OS (May vary in other versions of Linux)