In most areas, wireless is available in addition to your wired Ethernet connection. However, your wired Ethernet connection should be your primary connection because it is more reliable, much faster and more secure. In addition, wireless is primarily for the common room areas, not individual rooms.
For more information, please visit the Networking Documentation.
In accordance with our Acceptable Use Policy, network devices such as wireless routers must be registered with ResNet. Registering devices such as gaming systems can be registered through email. See below for more details.
Wireless routers or access points can only be registered by coming to our front desk. Also, due to interference from personal wireless routers on UCSD wireless equipment, only residents in areas that do not have wireless available (Coast Graduate Apartments) will be able to register a wireless router or access point.
When you bring in your router, make sure to bring in your laptop as well. Registration of network devices usually go through within 48 hours of us receiving all of the information, but may take longer at the beginning of the quarter. For questions, please contact us at (858) 534-2267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These devices can be registered by using the in-device browser. The browser should redirect to the ResNet registration page. Devices such as PS3, PSP, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Smartphones have this capability. If you have any problems please contact the help desk by email or phone.
Email us at email@example.com with the information below and we will register the network device for you. It may take up to 2 days to process the request, but normally we're able to process the request the same day, unless there is an issue with your device connecting to our network.
* There is a known issue with some XBoxes receiving MTU errors and not being able to connect to the ResNet networks (wired or wireless). As stated in the Acceptable Use Policy, UCSD does not guarantee internet access for gaming devices. If you are experiencing these issues, a workaround is to purchase a WIRED router and register the router with ResNet (wireless routers are not allowed in areas with existing ResNet wireless networks).
**There is a known issue with some Nintendo Wiis and Nintendo DS not being able to receive an IP address or discover ResNet wireless networks. As stated in the Acceptable Use Policy, UCSD does not guarantee internet access for gaming devices. If you are experiencing these issues please contact Nintendo, a known workaround for Nintendo Wii is to purchase a genuine Nintendo Wii LAN adapter (do NOT purchase 3rd party adapters, such as Rocketfish, as they cannot be registered on the network) and register the adapter with ResNet.
UPDATE: Nintendo DSi and 3DS are compatible with our networks ONLY if they use DSi and 3DS cartridges. If you attempt to connect to the wireless and a lock icon next to the SSID (Sixth-Res-E, Warren-Res-E, etc.) appears in GREY, then your device is incompatible. Normally, compatible networks for the device would be shown as a colored icon.