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NIHnet Internet Service

NIHnet Internet Service provides internet access to all NIH customers and select Federal agencies. NIHnet is the Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the NIH.

Customer Benefits

NIHnet Internet Service provides connectivity to multiple Internet Service Providers, Internet2, and HHSnet.  Services include fully redundant campus and metropolitan network services, and Wide-area connectivity to remote NIH facilities.

Customer Market

All NIH ICs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I am living at a house on the main NIH campus in Bethesda and I want to use the Internet. Do I need to connect to a Remote Access client in order to access internal NIH resources?

A: Some NIH Campus housing facilities may be on a different network, one outside of the typical NIH Network.   To determine the status of your ability to connect to the NIHnet, contact the NIH IT Service Desk, or your local IC support staff.

Q. How do I order this service?

A. (TSR Form) For additional information, please contact the NIH IT Service Desk at (301)496-4357 or TTY – (301)496-8294. - You may also contact us
via the website: 

Q. Where is the IPv6 activation form?

A. NIHnet IPv6 VLAN/Network Activation Form


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This page last reviewed: March 09, 2011