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There are two ways to connect a device to the ChemNet wired network.

Shared devices

If the device is for use by more than one person, for example a shared lab computer, then a group computer representative or a computer officer should register it as a shared machine. To do this:

  • Switch off the machine's wireless network adapter if it has one
  • Plug the device into a live network socket
  • Open a web browser. You should be automatically taken to the registration page but if you are not you can browse to it at
  • Follow the on screen instructions to register a shared machine
  • Please tell the Computer Officers if the machine later moves to another location or changes owner. This is especially important to do if the original owner leaves the department and the machine stays, as we will eventually disable network access for hardware where the owner has left.

Personal devices

If the device is personal then there is no need to register it as the owner can put it on the network using their personal ChemNet credentials. These may be used to connect any number of personal devices. See below for details of how to set up wired network access with personal credentials. If you want to connect to the wireless network, please see our ChemNet Wireless Network pages instead as the process is different.

Personal ChemNet credentials can be downloaded from .

Instructions for wired personal Windows machines

Windows 8.1 and newer

Instructions for wired personal Linux machines

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

N.B. Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial currently (18/8/16) has a bug which prevents use of wired ChemNet, although wireless works fine. Contact the Computer Officers to get a wired connection set up for a personal 16.04 machine.

Instructions for wired personal Macs

Mac OSX 10.11

N.B. The instructions for Macs were written for OSX 10.11 but the steps will be similar for other versions of OSX.

Instructions for other wired personal devices

Generic ChemNet instructions 

System status 

System monitoring page

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