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Connecting to the UCSD Network Via Ethernet With Ubuntu Linux

Follow these instructions to connect to the UCSD network via Ethernet with Ubuntu Linux.

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 Getting or Changing UCSD Passwords.

Open Network Tools

  • Click Applications, then select System Tools
  • Select Administration, then select Network Tools
  • Select Ethernet Interface (eth0) for Network Device
  • Click Configure to open the Network Connections window

Devices - Network Tools

Create new network connection

  • Select the Wired tab then click Add to create a new network connection.

Network Connections

Edit new network connection

  • Change Connection name: to UCSD
  • Click on the Wired tab
  • Select the MAC address (eth0) for Device MAC address


Set IPv4 settings

  • Click on the IPv4 Settings tab, then for Method select either:
    • Automatic (DHCP) addresses only, or
    • Manual
      • Note: Select this option only if you or your department's system administrator has a specific IP address to enter.
  • Enter and for DNS servers
  • Enter for Search domains
  • Leave the DHCP client ID field blank.
  • Click Save..., then click Close.
  • Exit out of the Devices - Network Tools window.

IPv4 settings

For more information, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.