The [IRIS Device Activation form](https://iris.eecs.berkeley.edu/db/network/) allows IRIS account holders to register a network device for use on our networks. Previously all requests were processed by hand with a turnaround time of up to a day. Over the last few months we have been rolling out incremental improvements to automate some of the process, and most requests will now be automatically approved and inserted into our database. Our DHCP server now refreshes itself from our database at regular intervals, with the net result being most new systems will be supported on our networks within thirty minutes or less.
The following are the requirements for automatic approval:
* Host is a DHCP client with dynamic address
* Standard equipment (e.g. laptop, desktop, server, phone/pda)
* If wired host, must be using an active network port on an IRIS-supported network.
Please note that if your request is automatically approved, you will no longer receive a second email telling you when your request has been processed. Please read the on-screen messages and your email copies carefully, as they will indicate whether your request was automatically approved and is immediately ready for use.