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Connecting to the UCSD Network Via Ethernet With Windows 7

Follow these instructions to connect to the UCSD network via Ethernet with Windows 7.

1. Open Local Area Connection window.

  • Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  • Click Network and Internet.
  • Click Network and Sharing Center, then click Local Area Connection.

2. Open Properties.

  • Click Properties under the General tab in Local Area Connection Status.

3. Open Internet Protocol properties.

  • Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  • Click Properties.

4. Edit Internet Protocol properties.

  • In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window, select either:
    • Obtain an IP address automatically, or
    • Use the following IP address:
      • Note: Select this option only if you or your department's system administrator has a specific IP address to enter.
  • If you have specified an IP address, you will need to input a DNS Server:
  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses:
  • For Preferred DNS server, enter
  • For Alternate DNS server, enter
  • Click OK, then click Close.
  • Exit out of the Network and Sharing window.

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