What's happening is that the registration is recorded immediately in the
database, but we have to actually restart the DHCP service to activate the
new registrations. That happens on a once per two minute cycle (as
needed). So if you try to release/renew your IP before the time is up,
you'll still get an unregistered IP and be forced to the registration
page, despite being properly registered.
I can't say exactly what might have happened to cause the "Registration
failed" message to appear. That indicates an SQL error, which means
that the registration either didn't make it into the database, or was
already there. Perhaps your browser submitted the "Accept" request more
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:15:56PM -0500, Kramer, Jack wrote:
> Maybe the successful ones go as fast and the waiting bar is just there to
> be sure?
> Jack Kramer
> Computer Systems Specialist
> University Relations, Michigan State University
> w: 517-884-1231 / c: 248-635-4955
> On 2/11/11 11:21 AM, "Aldrich, Dak" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Well, I had a problem. But it ended up not being a problem.
> >When I just registered my Android 2.2.1 device two days ago... As SOON
> >as I hit the Accept button to begin the registration, it switched to
> >"Registration Failed." Blah blah please try again in a little bit.
> >Even though it failed immediately... it still registered, somehow. Not
> >quite sure how. Which brings up a point.
> >If a failed registration can complete successfully in under .5 ms.... why
> >does a successful registration complete successfully in, oh, say, 3
> >Things that make you go Hmmmm.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Doug Nelson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> >Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:00 AM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] Android wireless registration?
> >On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 09:08:44AM -0500, Alexander Hawley wrote:
> >> Greetings,
> >> Having trouble registering mobile (Android OS) on MSU wireless.
> >> Got app to handle browser-based authentication (WiFi Browser Login).
> >> Can get IP, can sign in.
> >> Cannot register.
> >> No way to register mobile MAC from another computer. At least not from
> >>what I can see at <https://dhcp.msu.edu/>.
> >> Advice for registering mobile on MSU wireless? (Please don't say public
> >I don't recall having any difficulty when registering my phone, except
> >perhaps that the "Please wait" bar didn't grow in realtime. Do you
> >recall where the registration process broke down?
> >Doug Nelson, Network Architect | [log in to unmask]
> >Academic Technology Services | Ph: (517) 353-2980
> >Michigan State University | http://www.msu.edu/~nelson/
> >This message is only for the intended recipient(s).
> >If you are not the named recipient you should not read,
> >distribute or copy this email. Any views or opinions
> >expressed in this email are those of the author and do
> >not represent those of Michigan State University or the
> >College of Music. Any information obtained from or
> >contained in these emails is confidential. No
> >information will be shared or given to any persons
> >outside of the appropriate department(s).
Doug Nelson, Network Architect | [log in to unmask]
Academic Technology Services | Ph: (517) 353-2980
Michigan State University | http://www.msu.edu/~nelson/