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IP Address Registration

If you only want to use wireless on campus, this is not the page for you. Go to Wireless Overview.

If you want to connect your computer to an Ethernet Jack in the Literature Building .....

  1. You will need a computer with a Network card, and an Ethernet Cable (available from the bookstore or local computer supply stores)
  2. Rules of Conduct:

    • Each person is responsible for setting up his/her personal computer. 
    • The department is NOT responsible for theft of personal computers (or any equipment for that matter). If you bring your computer on campus you are solely responsible for it. There are inexpensive, effective laptop security cables at the bookstore or local computer stores that you can buy.
    • Familiarize yourself with the UCSD Minimum Standards. You are required to keep your computer "fully patched" with the latest operating system updates, have a host-based firewall and have up-to-date virus software installed. If your computer is compromised your internet access will be blocked, and you will not be able to reapply for access again until you have cleaned your machine.
  3. Send an email to litinfo@ucsd.edu with the following information:

    • Name
    • UCSD Affiliation (visitor, graduate student, etc).
    • Room Number
    • Computer type (i.e. MAC or PC)
    • Operating System (i.e. Windows XP, Mac OS X, etc.)
    • Ethernet Address (sometimes called a MAC address - very important!). This is a 12-digit hex address that is associated with your network card. It is often broken up into 2 character segments with dashes in between (ie. 00-11-22-AA-BB-CC). To find your network address: Windows: From the start menu chose run. Type cmd in the open box and click OK. In the command line interface window type "ipconfig /all". The ethernet address is listed as the "Physical Address". Mac OSX: From System Preferences select Network --> From Show select [Built-in]Ethernet --> on the TCP/IP tab or under advanced settings the ethernet address will be displayed.
  4. After you have emailed your request staff will fill out the necessary form to request an IP address on your behalf. IP Addresses are usually assigned within 48 hours (not including weekends).