|Minutemen main quest: Inside Job|
|Talk to Sturges.|
|Teleport to Institute.|
|Find a terminal.|
Insert the network scanner holotape.
|Return to Sturges in Sanctuary Hills.|
|Reward: 300 XP|
|Leads to: Form Ranks|
Once the signal interceptor has been built, Sturges will ask the Sole Survivor to insert a network scanner holotape inside the Institute's computer network to infiltrate it and download any available information. If Outside the Wire has already been completed, the holotape will be given by Proctor Ingram aboard the Prydwen, or Boston Airport if From Within has also been completed.
Once the Sole Survivor is teleported into the Institute, they should go forward until they reach a terminal. It will be facing the opposite way of the direction they came in through. Access the terminal and insert the network scanner holotape. Pick the option to scan the network, and after the scan is complete, the holotape should automatically return to the player's inventory upon leaving the terminal. Now, all that's left is to return to Sturges back in Sanctuary Hills. Returning to Sanctuary Hills before scanning the network at the Institute will not be an option.
- Piper and Preston like this action.
- Deacon dislikes this action and both Danse and X6-88 hate this action.
- PC Playstation 4 Xbox One Proctor Ingram may not give the holotape back. On PC, a fix is to open the console, click on Proctor Ingram and type "drop 136331 1" to force her to drop it out of her inventory. It is possible for console users to pickpocket to retrieve it.[verified].
- PC When using an Xbox controller on a PC, the on-screen instructions ask to press X to insert the holotape. The correct instructions are to press A to insert the holotape and X to remove it.[verified]