IMPORTANT: As of January 3, 2020 the Network Registration (Netreg) service has moved to a depricated state. Netreg is no longer required for wireless devices to connect to the Amherst network and will soon be unnecessary for wired ones.
Netreg has been replaced by Clearpass as the system that controls access to the Amherst network. See the following about connecting devices to the new Amherst network:
Connect your computer, phone, or tablet to the eduroam WiFi network.
Connect your game console, Smart TV, or other device to the AmherstGuest WiFi network.
Connect your computer or other device to the Ethernet (wired) network.
Network registration or NetReg is required for the network adapters of electronic devices that connect to the College's Ethernet and wireless networks. Device adapters that must be registered include desktop and laptop computers; game consoles; TV/video devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and DVRs; and wireless (Wi-Fi) mobile devices such as iPads, Kindles and Nooks. Also, you'll need to register your smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.) if while on campus you use Wi-Fi in addition to--or instead of--your phone's data connection.
One exception to the NetReg requirement is for computers that connect via wired Ethernet connection using ports that are behind the Amherst Firewall. Typically, those working in departments such as the Health Center, Comptroller, Dean of Faculty, President's Office, Chief Financial Officer's Office, Title IX, and some Dean of Students staff will fall into this category. Any questions about whether you are required to NetReg please contact the Help Desk.