Configure Windows to use UCSD-PROTECTED Wireless Service


Follow these steps to set up your Windows computer to use the WPA2-E encrypted campus wireless at UC San Diego, UCSD-PROTECTED.

Critical Concepts

Before you begin, you must have:

Steps to Take

Windows 10/11

  1. Click on the Wireless Network Connection icon on the bottom right of your screen near the system clock.
  2. Click on the UCSD-PROTECTED network.
  3. Ensure the "Connect automatically" box is checked and click Connect.
  4. Enter your Active Directory username and password.

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