Connect to ResNet Wireless Network


Follow these steps to connect your device to a ResNet network. 

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

  1. If you are connecting via wireless, make sure the wireless antenna is on and your wired connection is unplugged.
  2. Connect to a ResNet network located in your area. For example, ResNet network will be labeled as "RESNET-ERC" and "RESNET-ERC-E" in ERC or "RESNET-MUIR" and "RESNET-MUIR-E" in Muir college.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the ResNet Acceptable Use Policy.
  4. After connecting, open your web browser and you should be redirected to ResNet login page.  If you are not redirected, please contact the ITS Service Desk.
    Screenshot: ResNet welcome and log in page
  5. Enter your Active Directory (AD) username and password and check "I accept the Acceptable Use Policy". Click Sign In.  (The Active Directory username is usually the first part of your UCSD email address (before and your email password.)
  6. What type of device are you connecting?
    • Computer:
      1. You will be asked to install the SafeConnect Policy Key to ensure that your device meets our minimum security requirements for the network.  Select Download Now.  
      2. Follow the sets to complete the installation. When you are finished, select I'm done installing. 
      3. If the SafeConnect Policy Key is installed correctly and your device meets our security requirements, you will see a confirmation page welcoming you to ResNet.
        If your computer does not meet all of our security requirements (listed above), you will receive a message letting you know what needs to be fixed.  If you are unsure how to fix the security issue please contact the ITS Service Desk for more information.
    • Other Device (phone, tablet, gaming device, media device): These devices do NOT require the Policy Key.  If you are using one of these devices, you should be connected after logging in.
  7. If you are having issues connecting to ResNet's encrypted wireless network on this device, try connecting to the un-encrypted network first (ResNet network without the -E at the end). Then, visit UC San Diego's documentation on how to setup your device to connect to an encrypted wireless network. 

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