Have a look at the NetID troubleshooting page.
The NetID (Network IDentification) is a unique username that is automatically generated for all current students, faculty and staff of the University of Nevada, Reno. You must activate your NetID when you first arrive at the University, and then reset the password at least once a year afterwards.
Your NetID will typically be made up of your name. For example, John Smith will have a NetID like jsmith. The username made up of numbers like 8000123456 is an NSHE ID, and can only be used to log into MyNEVADA. You will not know what your NetID is until after it has been activated.
The NetID allows you to access many resources, including:
New members of the University will not be able to log in with their NetID until they activate it.
You must change the NetID password once every year. If your password has expired, or you have forgotten your password, this section will help.
Visitors to the University may get a NetID for research or administrative purposes. Find out about the application process.