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Connecting to the UCSD Network Via Ethernet With Windows Vista

Follow the steps below to connect to the UCSD network via Ethernet with Windows Vista.

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. Open the control panel.

  • Click Start.
  • Select Control Panel.

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2. Open the Network and Sharing Center.

  • Click Classic View.
  • Click Network and Sharing Center.

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3. Open Local Area Connection status.

  • Click View status (to the right of Local Area Connection).

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4. Edit your Local Area Connection properties.

  • Click Properties.

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5. Edit Internet Protocol settings.

  • Check Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4).
  • Click once on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) to highlight it, then click Properties.

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6. Set up your Ethernet connection.

  • Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses.
    • For Preferred DNS server, enter 132.239.0.252
    • For Alternate DNS server, enter 132.239.0.250.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Close.
  • Close the Local Area Connection Status window and close the Control Panel.
  • Restart your computer.

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