Connecting to the UCI Network

Connecting using WiFi:

  1. From your mobile device select the network "UCInet Mobile Access"
  2. Browse to uci.edu
  3. You will be prompted through Express Registration to join the UCI network.
  4. Login with your UCInetID and password to add your device.
  5. You will be registered and on the network within 2 minutes.

More details are available from OIT at https://www.oit.uci.edu/mobile/registration/

Connecting to a wired jack:

  1. Find your computer's MAC (Ethernet hardware) address.
  2. Register your MAC address at https://www.oit.uci.edu/mobile/registration/
    • Click the "Manual Registration" tab and login with your UCINetID and password.
      • Even though it states "Mobile Access Registration", this registration is for stationary wired connections as well
    • Click Add MAC Address
      • Type in your MAC address
      • Leave the IP Address field blank
      • Add a comment describing your device (optional)
      • Click Submit.
  3. Set the computer to obtain its network address automatically from DHCP
  4. Plug into an active network jack (typically the one on the top right). Contact helpdesk@eng.uci.edu and we can find out which jacks are active in your room.

Connecting a Server / Obtaining a static IP address:

If you need static IP addresses for some computers, such as servers (if they need to keep the same IP address and have a hostname assigned to them), you'll need to follow a multi-step process submitting various forms/requests to OIT. We can help you get the information you need and navigate this process; open a ticket at helpdesk@eng.uci.edu.

  1. Determine which network jacks are active in your space, and what IP Network Subnet they are activated on.
  2. Choose an Internet name for your device (e.g., foo.eng.uci.edu), and request an IP Address on the Subnet that is active in your space.
  3. Register the MAC (Ethernet hardware) address for your device and enter it's newly-assigned IP Address.
  4. Configure your device to obtain its network address automatically from DHCP
  5. Connect your device to the network. You may need to reboot before the network starts working
  6. For off-campus access, use the UCI VPN
  7. For a server, register for specific open ports in the campus border firewall
  8. Ensure your server receives regular security updates per UCI policy.