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Wireless Services Guidelines

Read about UCSD's wireless services guidelines.

UC San Diego has wireless guidelines pertaining especially to public areas where several campus entities have an interest in similar wireless services.

  • General rules: Wireless services are subject to the same rules and standards that govern other communications services at UCSD. In particular, section VIB-E of Policies and Procedures Manual section 135-3 apply to wireless equipment and must be followed.
  • Radio interference: Because the wireless network is a system that transmits radio signals and is a shared resource, it's subject to radio communication rules (PDF) concerning interference and shared use.
  • Reporting: All wireless equipment must be approved by and registered with IT Services.
  • (802.11a/b/g/n) Network Standards: To successfully deploy an 802.11a/b/g network, all equipment operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum must be carefully installed and configured in coordination with IT Services.


  • Access, password, and computer configuration questions: Contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP, or visit the Help Desk at AP&M 1313 (map), 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., weekdays.
  • Requests for departmental installation and repair of wireless networks: Complete a Customer Service Request (CSR), and choose wireless from the Select A Service menu.
  • Specific departmental wireless networks: Contact the corresponding system administrators.