Use Wireless as a Guest at UC San Diego
Follow these steps to connect your wireless device to the guest networks at UC San Diego.
- eduroam is an encrypted wireless service that allows its members to use wireless services at institutions all over the world using their home username and password. Check with your home institution to find out if they are eduroam members. If your home institution is eduroam-enabled, you may use your home username and password to connect to the eduroam encrypted network at UC San Diego.
- eduroam allows you to make full use of UCSD's wireless network, with the exception of access to some restricted Library databases.
- eduroam is visible on the main campus and SIO. It is not available in off-campus sites or at the La Jolla Professional Center at this time
- UCSD-Guest is available for all visitors and guests and is an unencrypted service requiring weekly user registration. As a guest, you can browse the web, use SSH, and use most secure email clients.
Steps to Take
If your home institution is eduroam-enabled
- Check with your home institution to find out your home institution is eduroam-enabled.
- Select the eduroam wireless network on campus.
- When prompted, enter your home institution username including the @institution portion, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- When prompted, enter your home institution password.
If you do not have eduroam access, use UCSD-Guest
- Select the UCSD-GUEST wireless network. Some users will need to open a web browser window to agree to the terms and conditions.
- Click Sign On.
- Once successfully connected, the browser will open to the home UC San Diego webpage (ucsd.edu).