Connecting to the UCSD Network Via Ethernet With Windows


Follow these instructions to connect to the UCSD network via Ethernet with Windows 7 and up.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

Open Ethernet Window

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center, then click on Ethernet / Local Area Connection as highlighted in the image.

Open Properties

  1. Click Properties under the General tab in Ethernet Properties

Open Internet Protocol Properties

  1. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  2. Click Properties.

Edit Internet Protocol Properties

  1. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window, select either:
    • Obtain an IP address automatically, or
    • Use the following IP address:
      • Note: Select this option only if you or your department's system administrator has a specific IP address to enter.
  2. Select Use the following DNS server addresses:
  3. For Preferred DNS server, enter
  4. For Alternate DNS server, enter
  5. Click OK, then click Close.
  6. Exit out of the Network and Sharing window.

If you still have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk. You can call us at (858) 246-4357, email us at, or submit a ticket at