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How to Request a Network Connection: if you need...

An IP address for your computer:

You can now use WHOI Netreg to obtain an IP address for your computer. If this is a new computer, first plug it into an active network jack. Turn the computer on and confirm that you have your computer set to automatically obtain an IP address (DHCP). Open up a web browser and you should be directed to https://netreg.whoi.edu, if not, type https://netreg.whoi.edu in the address bar. Follow the instructions on the web page to get your IP address. You will need to log in using your WHOI email username and password.

An IP address for a printer:

You can use WHOI Netreg to obtain an IP address for your printer. Log in to WHOI Netreg (https://netreg.whoi.edu) using your WHOI email username and password and select Register New machine. You will need the hardware (MAC) address of the printer to complete the registration. This can be found on the printer or by printing the configuration page from the printer.

To activate a network connection in your lab or office:

Use the following link to request an additional jack activation.

If you are moving to a new location and wish to activate a network jack in the new location:

Request a new port activation in your new office.

Wireless access:

You can use WHOI Netreg to register for wireless access. Log in to https://netreg.whoi.edu/bin/wireless.pl using your WHOI email username and password. You will need the hardware (MAC) address of your wireless interface card to complete the registration.
More information on WHOI wireless networks.

A remote access (RAS/VPN) account:

Request a RAS/VPN account.
More information on remote access.

A Novell account:

Request a Novell account.
More information on Novell.


If you run into problems or need any assistance, contact the CIS Helpdesk at ext. 2439.