The grid is the dome-wide network that encompasses most of the communications in the game. This includes grid phones and the grid itself, which is the dome's internet network.
To access the grid network you will need a grid enabling device; this can be any of the public street terminals as well as one of the few varieties of private terminals you can buy. With a private terminal, you will require SIC signal to maintain a connection to the grid.
Point your browser to http://www.sindome.org/
At the top of the page, you will see the navigation bar for the entire website. At the very right, you will see login and signup. Click Login and enter website account login details (that you used when you signed up for your account). At this point, if you have not claimed your character you will need to do so.
From the 'Your Characters' page, click 'Access Grid' for the logged-in character. Your character will need to be logged in to the game and not using a disguise to log in to the website.
Click on Access Grid, and if your character is logged in to the game and you have SIC signal you should receive a prompt to log in to the grid. If you have made a grid account already simply fill in the details you provided when creating the account. If you have not made an account to link your SIC to a grid account click on register below the login button. Simply fill out the details for your account as you desire them. Completing this will log you into the grid under the alias you have chosen.
Remember, grid access requires your player to be logged in, SIC signal, a grid accessible device, and for you to not be making use of a disguise with your character. If you are still having trouble after double-checking all of these things try clearing your browsers cookies. As a last resort you can use an incognito window and your problem will probably be solved.
Note: Illegal or Super-User activities on the grid must be learned via IC means. This helpfile is just for basic access and understanding of the grid and its functions.
Logging into the 'grid' is case insensitive, meaning JoeBaka and joebaka and JOEBAKA are all the same. The same goes for your password. However, GRIDMAIL is case sensitive. If you create an account 'JoeBaka' and log into the grid with 'joebaka' you will be denied access to your NLM Mail. Always use the correct case to avoid issues!
SEE ALSO: help gridmail help matrix *Last Updated: 09/05/19 by Mench*