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Information for Summer Conference Guests

Welcome to UC San Diego! The university offers a wide range of computing services for summer conference guests in the residential halls. Here are some suggestions we have to make your stay here a great one.

Connecting to the Network

For reasons of reliability, security and speed, your wired connection is your primary connection to the network. A 20ft Ethernet cable may work, but we highly recommend waiting until your living arrangements have been made to purchase an Ethernet cable. Ethernet cables with various lengths are available for purchase at the UCSD Bookstore.

We are also working on providing wireless connectivity in the residence halls as an alternative network connection for the common areas. As an alternative network connection, wireless should not be used as your primary connectio

  • Make sure your software and operating system is updated.
  • Make sure you have an updated firewall running.
  • Make sure you have an updated anti-virus program running (see recommendations here).
  • Make sure each of your system accounts have a passphrase or complex password.

Update and Secure Your Computer at Home

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In order to protect both your computer and the university's network, make sure you have taken the following steps before you bring your computer on campus:

You may be unable to register for a network connection if you do not secure and update your computer. Also, your network connection will be blocked for missing critical updates or if your computer is harming the network.

We strongly recommend against using Norton AntiVirus, McAfee AntiVirus, and their internet security software, as it may cause your computer to block network access. See our information on recommended AntiVirus software.

Connecting Your Gaming Console Online 


Playing online with your gaming console is simple. If your console has a built-in web browser, simply register your console like your computer. Otherwise you will need to register your console with us by sending an email to resnet@ucsd.edu. Please note that manaul registration may take up to 72 hours. See our Get Connected page for more information. 

Wireless routers must be registered with ResNet in person. 

Uninstall Any Peer-to-Peer Programs


If you receive a copyright violation notice while connected to the ResNet network, your connection will be blocked permanently. Please see our File Sharing page for more information.

Copyright agencies like the RIAA or MPAA (Recording Industry and Motion Picture Associations of America) are targeting universities for people who are sharing copyrighted material such as music, TV shows and movies. UCSD students in the past that have settled in court, has been ranging from $3,000-$18,000. We recommend all guests to uninstall peer-to-peer programs such as Limewire and BitTorrent clients (Vuze, uTorrent, Transmission, etc.). Most guests who receive a copyright violation weren't aware the peer-to-peer program was running. Please feel free to contact us if you would like assistance removing your peer-to-peer program.



Telephone: (858) 534-2267
E-mail: resnet@ucsd.edu
Location: Applied Physics and Mathematics 1313
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