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How to Connect Your Computer to the Internet

Before you start, you'll need:

As of Fall 2020, the ResNet network has been transitioned to a wireless-only infrastructure to improve wireless coverage throughout the residences. Wireless access is available throughout the residence, including the common room and bedrooms. Wired connections are not available.

Connecting to the internet using a wireless connection

  1. Read about how to prepare your computer for ResNet.
  2. Connect to an available ResNet network (eg. RESNET-LOCATION-E or RESNET-LOCATION). Read about the differences in ResNet's available networks.
  3. After connecting to the ResNet network, open your web browser and you should be redirected to the ResNet authentication page.
    1. Log in with your AD credentials (the same credentials you use to check UC San Diego email. The username is the first part of your email address, excluding "").
    2. Follow all registration instructions to ensure your device is compliant with UCSD's minimum network security requirements.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the ResNet Acceptable Use Policy.

If you are still having issues connecting to the network, please call ResNet at (858) 246-4357.

Connecting to the internet using a wired Ethernet cable

Ethernet access is not available in residential areas.

However, if you are a student with a disability and need access to Ethernet as an accommodation, please email the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) at to schedule an interactive process appointment. During this appointment, students will be able to share how access to Ethernet would mitigate a limitation imposed by a disabling condition. Additional documentation may be requested before the OSD makes a determination.

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