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Connecting to the UCSD Network Via Ethernet With Mac OS X

Follow the steps below if you registered your machine to use a static IP to connect to the UCSD network via Ethernet with Mac OS X 10.3.x and above.

Images may vary slightly depending on the version you have. No configuration is needed if you're using DHCP.

Note: You need an active Ethernet connection registered with IT Services/ Hostmaster (faculty and staff) or ResNet (students), and your UCSD network username and password. If you've forgotten your username or password, see UC San Diego Accounts and Passwords.

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1. Manually set up network system preferences.

  • Click the Apple icon at the top left corner of your screen to open the Apple menu.
  • Select System Preferences, click Network then click Advanced button.
  • Click the TCP/IP tab.
    • Note: For OS X 10.6.x, choose Ethernet from the left column. (What you'll see will be different from the screen shot.)
  • Open the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu and select Manually.
  • Using the information from the Ethernet Registration e-mail message you received after registering, enter your IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Router into the appropriate fields.
  • In the DNS Servers field, enter 132.239.0.252 and 132.239.0.250

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2. Finish manually setting up network system preferences.

  • In the Search Domains field, enter ucsd.edu
  • Click Apply Now.

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