To provide an extra layer of security for critical College applications, the servers that house Ellucian Colleague and the computers that access it are separated from the general College network by a firewall.
IT provides Ethernet (wired) networking to just about all locations on campus, using standard RJ45 cables.
Connect to the network via Ethernet
How to connect to the Amherst network through an Ethernet connection.
Register your computer, phone or mobile devices to use the Amherst wired or wireless network
After connecting to the network using either wired (Ethernet) or wireless (Wi-Fi), open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome. Your browser should redirect automatically to the Network Registration page. If it does not, navigate directly to the web address netreg.amherst.edu.
Follow the directions on the Network Registration page.
Clear your browser cache and close the web browser. If you registered a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection, you do not need to restart, open a web browser and you should find you have Internet access. If you registered a wired Ethernet connection, you must restart your computer to complete the process.
Once you clear the cache or restart the computer you should find you have Internet access.
Note: The network registration process must be completed for each type of network connection for each device, so both wired and wirless if you wish to use both. Plug the device in with an Ethernet cable to register the wired connection then unplug the cable and using wireless or Wi-Fi register the wireless connection.