How to Register Your Device for Internet Access

In order for you to get Internet access from anywhere on-campus or in residential housing (“ResNet”),  you will first need to register the hardware (MAC) address of either your mobile device (smartphone, laptop or tablet) or Ethernet card (wired connection in some computers). This can be done automatically using the Express Registration Tool or manually.

To register the MAC address you must have either a valid UCInetID, or for those who don’t have UCInetID, you may use the Guest Registration system. Details on how to do both are below.

Note: Peer to Peer (P2P) Applications Are Not Allowed Over the Wireless Network

Two Ways to Register

1. Express Registration

From your mobile device select the network “UCInet Mobile Access” (or “Resnet Mobile Access” if you are living in undergrad housing) and then open a web browser and try to connect to any web page. You should be redirected to our Express Registration (“ExpressReg”) page where you will be guided through the registration process. Refer to the directions below.

If you are not automatically redirected, please visit the website and select the “ExpressReg” option. Alternatively, you may select the “Device Registration” option to manually register your device (NOTE: You must have a UCInetID in order to complete the manual registration process).

If you are still having trouble, please feel free to stop by our walk-in help desk at Aldrich Hall, Room 115 between 9-5, M-F or you may contact the Help Desk at (949) 824-2222.

How to Register

  1. Go to one of the UCInet Mobile Access locations (or one of the 4 undergrad housing communities).
  2. Select UCInet Mobile Access (or Resnet Mobile Access if you are living in undergrad housing)
  3. Open your Web browser and try to connect to any Web page.
    • If you are not automatically redirected, please visit the website and select the “ExpressReg” option.
  4. You will be directed to our Express Registration web page.
    • UCI Affiliates, click on the Login and register with your UCInetID link.
      1. Login with your UCInetID and Password.
    • Visitors, click the Login as a Guest link, which will take you to the Guest Registration System.
      1. Read the Visitor agreement and fill in the Web form with your name, email address and reason for visiting the campus.
      2. Click the Submit button.
  5. Your computer’s hardware (MAC) address will be automatically detected and registered for access to our mobile network.
  6. After 1 minute you should be redirected to the Web page you were trying to access.
    If you cannot connect, try again in a few minutes. Your computer may take a few minutes to update its network settings.
    If you still can not connect, try rebooting your computer.

Visitor Access Restrictions

We offer limited access to visitors to the UCI campus. The following restrictions apply to visitors using UCInet Mobile Access:

  1. Visitor access to the UCI network is granted for a 24-hour period, and they may only register 7 times in a 30-day period.
  2. Visitor access is restricted to web traffic (HTTP and HTTPS), email (IMAP and authenticated SMTP) and SSH.

If you need longer access than what is provided by Visitor Registration, a UCI faculty or staff member may register you as a guest under their UCInetID for up to 4 weeks using Manual Registration (see Manual Registration tab above).

2. Manual Registration

Register your hardware (MAC) address from any computer already connected to the Internet.

Register or De-register your MAC address
(UCInetID Login Required)

Tip: Find your MAC address