All the good stuff on here's going to be encrypted, so the first job is to see if I can crack it. After that, well, I'll have to see what I've got. There's no telling what we might have grabbed off their mainframe.— Sturges

Inside Job is a Minutemen main quest in Fallout 4.

Quick walkthrough

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

Detailed walkthrough

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 one'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 is not an option. If one has the quest Outside the Wire active, they can now talk to him to get a copy of the tape to turn in to Ingram.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
5 Quest activeSturges gave me a holotape that will scan the Institute's computer network for useful data. All I need to do is run it on any Institute terminal, and then return it to Sturges for analysis.
50 Retrieve the network scanner holotapeI need to get the Network Scanner holotape back so I can have Sturges analyze the data for any useful intelligence on the Institute.
100 Insert network scanner holotape into Institute terminalI ran the Network Scanner holotape on the Institute computer network. I should return it to Sturges so he can analyze the data for any useful intelligence on the Institute.
200Quest finishedGive the holotape to SturgesI ran the Network Scanner holotape on the Institute computer network. Sturges is now analyzing the data for any useful intelligence on the Institute.

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  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png 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].
  • Icon pc.png 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]
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