Network & Wireless

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Network & Wireless

Connecting to the HMS network will provide you with the internet access you need while on the Harvard Medical School campus or partnering sites. HMS faculty, staff, students, and affiliates locating at the Longwood, Landmark, Kendall, and Quad area can connect to HMS network either by use of landline or wireless.

HMS Local Area Connection
Network Jack Install

HMS Local Area Connection

This method uses the computer network card installed on your computer which is 10x faster than using HMS wireless. You will need to use an ethernet cable that is plugged between the data jack on the wall and the network card port from your computer. Considering your ethernet cable and network card is working, reboot your computer to obtain an IP address from HMS server in order to get network connection. Without an IP address assigned by HMS server, your computer will not get connected.


Network Jack Install

To have network jack installed, please submit a work order by completing the Network Data Request form for installation, upgrade, activation, or repairs. The following information is required in order to process your request:

  • A 33 digit Harvard Account Billing Code Number (for new jack installations ONLY)
  • Building, room number, and jack location
  • A local contact for the room and phone number in case questions or concerns arise