IT Services

Network Registration (NetReg)


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.

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits: 

The NetReg service associates your computer's network adapter, physical network address (MAC address) and your Amherst username. If IT detects that your computer is infected with a virus or is disrupting the network, we will know whom to contact.

Getting Started

Getting Started: 

First, connect to the Amherst Ethernet or wireless network, then launch a web browser. If your computer is not registered, you will be redirected automatically to the NetReg page. If you don't redirect automatically, you can go to the NetReg page by entering into your browser's address bar.

Computers and other devices must NetReg when they first connect to the Amherst network. In addition, IT clears out the NetReg database before the start of each academic year, which means you have to re-register your devices on an annual basis.

Additional Information


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