Wireless networks for the HMS community

The HMS community can connect using these wireless networks:

  • Harvard Secure – the preferred wireless network across Harvard
  • eduroam – for secure access when visiting other institutions
  • HMS Guest – replaces HMS Public to provide connectivity for visitors

Configure your computer to connect to these networks . You can set this up from anywhere; you do not need to be on campus.

These networks are be available to anyone with an HMS account ID (formerly known as an eCommons ID) connected to an email account with harvard.edu in the email address (like those ending in @hms.harvard.edu or @wyss.harvard.edu).

You can read more about how to connect to these networks on macOS or Windows in the HMS IT knowledge base.

    HMS wired network

    Connecting to the HMS network will provide you with the internet access you need while on the Harvard Medical School campus or partnering sites. HMS faculty, staff, students, and affiliates located at the Longwood, 401 Park (Landmark Center), and Quad area can connect to the HMS network either by use of a data jack.

    You may need to reboot your computer to obtain an IP address in order to get connected.

    Network jack install

    Contact your local IT support team to see if your request is needed.

    To have a network jack installed, submit a work order by completing the Network Jack Request form for installation, upgrade, activation, or repairs. The following information is required in order to process your request:

    • A 33-digit Harvard Account Billing Code Number (for new jack installations only)
    • The building, room number, and jack location
    • A local contact for the room and phone number in case questions or concerns arise

    Requesting a manual IP address

    A manual IP address is needed for any shared network device, such as a printer or a file server, that requires a consistent network address. Information on this page provides details and instructions needed

    To request a manual IP address, fill in the HMS Manual DHCP Request Form. Provide the following information:

    Network connectivity support