Connecting to the Harvard Network (top)

All computers must be registered for use before they are able to connect to the Harvard network. The registration process differs based on the type of connection you are trying to access.

Registering a Computer for Wired Network Access

We recommend our users to use wired network connection if its possible in the office or locations in which you are working, because you will have a faster and stable connection within CGIS. Wired networking connections must be registered manually for network access, unless you are connecting from a building that has Roaming Ethernet, which behaves the same as wireless connections. If you are a staff or faculty member with permission to register network devices, use the autoreg.fas.harvard.edu page to register your computer manually.

If you do not have access to manually register devices in autoreg, please contact us and we will register your computer for you.

Registering a Computer for Wireless Network Access

To connect your computer to Harvard's wireless network:

    For MacOS, select the wireless network icon in the top-right corner of your desktop.
    For Windows, right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right coner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.
    Select Harvard University, and then click Connect.
    Launch a web browser.
    The browser opens to the Welcome to the FASTAccess Client Management System page.
    Read the license agreement, check the I have read and understand the terms box, and then click Next.
    The Computer Registration page appears.
    Enter your Harvard ID and PIN in the available fields, and then click Submit.
    The Personal Information page appears.
    Enter your personal information in the fields provided, and then click Next.
    The Firewall Check page appears.
    Click the Check Firewall button.
    You are prompted to select the operating system of your computer.
    Select the appropriate operation system, and then click Finish.
    You receive a message that your computer is registered.
    Restart all your browsers to begin using the Harvard wireless network.

Connecting to the Harvard Network

All computers must be registered for use before they are able to connect to the Harvard network. The registration process differs based on the type of connection you are trying to access.

Registering a Computer for Wired Network Access

We recommend our users to use wired network connection if its possible in the office or locations your working, you will have a faster and stable connection with in CGIS. Wired networking connections must be registered manually for network access, unless you are connecting from a building that has Roaming Ethernet, which behaves the same as wireless connections. If you are a staff or faculty member with permission to register network devices, use the autoreg.fas.harvard.edu page to register your computer manually.

If you do not have access to manually register devices in autoreg, please contact us and we will register your computer for you.

Registering a Computer for Wireless Network Access

To connect your computer to Harvard's wireless network:

    For MacOS, select the wireless network icon in the top-right corner of your desktop.
    For Windows, right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right coner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.
    Select Harvard University, and then click Connect.
    Launch a web browser.
    The browser opens to the Welcome to the FASTAccess Client Management System page.
    Read the license agreement, check the I have read and understand the terms box, and then click Next.
    The Computer Registration page appears.
    Enter your Harvard ID and PIN in the available fields, and then click Submit.
    The Personal Information page appears.
    Enter your personal information in the fields provided, and then click Next.
    The Firewall Check page appears.
    Click the Check Firewall button.
    You are prompted to select the operating system of your computer.
    Select the appropriate operation system, and then click Finish.
    You receive a message that your computer is registered.
    Restart all your browsers to begin using the Harvard wireless network.

Accessing Remotely using VPN

To access your network space while off campus:

    Install Harvard's VPN Client. You can obtain this software from https://fas.harvad.edu/computing
    Download Cisco software, and than run/install it on your system
    Log in with your Harvard ID and PIN.
    Follow the on screen prompts to install the VPN software.