Connect Workstation to Campus Wired (Ethernet) Network
UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, and graduate students / visitors with offices can follow these instructions to connect a computer to the campus wired (Ethernet) network.
- Consult your local IT support group for assistance connecting to the campus wired network. Many local IT support groups register their department's devices or activate Ethernet wall jacks.
- These instructions do not apply to wired connections in on-campus housing - see instructions for connecting to ResNet wired network.
Steps to Take
1. Make sure computer complies with minimum network connection standards
- Look over UC San Diego's minimum network connection standards and make sure your computer meets them, including:
- Anti-virus software
- Firewall software
- Up-to-date, patchable operating system software
2. Register machine to obtain a valid IP address and domain name
- Check with your department's system administrator or local IT support. Many system administrators handle machine registration for their local areas.
- If your department doesn't have a system administrator, fill out a registration form for each computer you want to register.
- The IT Services hostmaster will return your IP address and host name. Hostmaster will try to process requests as quickly as possible within 48 hours.
3. Verify that you have an active Ethernet wall jack
- If you don't have an active wall jack for each computer you want to use, check if your department does its own wiring. If so, ask your department to install and activate the wall jack
- If your department uses IT Services' wiring services:
4. Configure your computer to use the campus wired network
- Select your operating system to configure your computer to use on the campus wired (Ethernet) network: