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Accessing the Internet

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Access to the internet will be provided through Harvard University's wireless campus network. To access this network:

  1. Your computer should automatically detect the Harvard wireless network. It will be assigned a 10.x.y.z IP address using DHCP.
  2. Open a web browser. You will be sent to the Harvard computer services page, including the terms of use.
  3. Read the terms of use, click the checkbox which says "I have read and understood the terms and conditions set forth above", and click "Next"
  4. You will be presented with a log-in page. Click "Temporary/Guest access"
  5. Enter a secondary email address and click "finish"
  6. Your computer will be assigned a functional IP address (140.x.y.z). Close your web browser and start it back up again. You should now have internet access.


  • I got an error when I entered a secondary e-mail. I was able to sign on by just clicking "finish"
Second email works fine for me. --Davidstrauss 04:31, 2 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • If you are running Linux, then you have to fix the bad default gateway the DHCP server gives you. Change the gateway to (instead of To do this, you can run
route add -net gw dev <your-network-device>
Authenticate by accessing any web page. You may have to re-run DHCP on the connection. I have no idea why their scheme even works on Windows or Mac OS X. --Davidstrauss, Markus Krötzsch
  • Anyone knows why It's dropping me after around 15 minutes?, brand new laptop, Toshiba A105-S9094, I try to connect again but it stalls and just doesn't connect. I have to wait around 20 minutes before I can connect again. DamianFinol 21:40, 2 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]