Wired Network Access - Student Registration
If you have never registered your computer before, the first thing you will see after plugging in your network cable and opening a web browser is the main registration page. If you do not see the registration page, try to navigate away from your home page or simply visit this URL: http://macrr.mac.edu/registration/.
Note: Do not unplug your network cable or restart your computer for at least 30 minutes after you begin the registration process. This can disrupt the process.
Click the first link: "Clients who have a permanent account." Enter your username and password given to you by the Admission Office during class registration. If you did not receive any account information, please contact the IT Office at 217-479-7032.
Enter your account information and click "Download."
If the username and ID are valid, you will get a prompt for the Bradford Persistent Agent. Click "Run" and the agent will download and install itself.
Note: If you are using Internet Explorer, you will get a second prompt asking if you are sure you want to run the installer. Click "Run".
After installation, the agent will scan your system. Your computer may lose network connectivity as configurations are adjusted. This is normal. Once done, the agent will tell you the result of the scan. If it encountered problems with your computer's security, you will be moved to remediation. If your computer is healthy and up-to-date, you will be connected to the network.
To test your connection, browse to an off-campus site.
Be warned that it can take up to an hour to gain full network access. This is especially true at the beginning of the semester when everyone arrives on campus.
If you have waited for an hour, you have not been informed that there are problems you must fix, and you do not have full access to the Internet, restart your computer. If, after your computer restarts, you are still unable to browse the Internet or you receive errors, please notify the Help Desk.