Network/Router Setup

OIT offers ResNet Mobile Access in the following undergraduate housing communities:

  • Arroyo Vista
  • Campus Village
  • Middle Earth
  • Mesa Court

However, ResNet Mobile Access is not available in the following graduate and ICHA communities, so you will need to bring your own router:

  • Palo Verde
  • Verano Place
  • Las Lomas
  • Gabrielino
  • Santiago
  • Alturas

Select a tab below to learn how to get online.

ResNet Wired Network

ResNet Wired Network

We'll assume you're using the same router that worked for you before moving to UCI. If your router is already setup the way you like, the process below should only take you a few minutes.

If you were instructed to reset your router to factory settings, please consult the manual that came with your router or contact the vendor. Normally, it's as simple as using a paper clip to push the reset button located on the back of the device.

To connect to ResNet, all you need to do is register your router's "Internet/WAN" MAC address. Follow these steps to automagically register it!

  1. Plug one end of your Ethernet cable into the wall jack and the other end into the WAN port on your router (on most routers, this jack is set apart from the other ports or it may be a different color).
    • Most apartments contain wall jacks with multiple ports. See the question below labeled "Which wall jack should I plug into?"
  2. Connect your router to power and wait 2 minutes for it to completely boot up.
  3. Using a computer, connect to your router (either wirelessly or wired) and then visit our Device Registration page at https://www.oit.uci.edu/reg
  4. Select the link "Express Registration" and on the following page, choose the button Login with my UCInetID.
  5. Login with your UCInetID and password, and on the next page you will see a confirmation page instructing you to wait ~2 minutes. That's it! You're now able to surf the internet.

Which wall jack should I plug into?

Most housing communities contain Ethernet wall jacks with multiple ports. Even though the ports look similar, some of the ports are phone ports and are unable to provide internet access. Please ensure you plug your device or router into a data port. To find out which port you should use, please select the housing community that you live in from the list below.

Undergraduate Communities

Graduate Communities

Staff & Faculty Communities

I need help setting up my router.

If you are setting up a brand new router (or you're having trouble configuring your current router), we strongly recommend you consult the manual that came with your router or contact the manufacturer. You can also find the manual online by Googling the make and model of your router.

Because of the vast array of routers on the market, the OIT Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance over the phone. If you're still having trouble, please go back to our homepage where you can find directions to our walk-in Help Desk. We are open M-F 10am-4pm only. Bring your router, power supply, your laptop (if you have one), and/or your mobile phone so we can setup the router for you and help you connect either of these two devices in our office.

DMCA Complaints & ResNet

UCI abides by the provisions of the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which requires prompt response to claims of copyright infringement by copyright holders or their agents.

When you register your router's WAN MAC address, it is issued an IP address which is shared with every device on your home network. If the campus receives an allegation of copyright infringement based on your use of the UCI network via an IP address assigned to you, all of the devices on your network will be blocked and the matter will be referred to the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct for further investigation (the process is described on our Network Block page in the Help Center).

If you are found responsible after meeting with the Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct, you are subject to UCI disciplinary action including, but not limited to the following:

  1. Loss of network access
  2. Restitution or community service
  3. Suspension or dismissal from the University

Please think twice before sharing your router's wi-fi password with anyone, because you will be held responsible for whatever content they download while connected to your wi-fi network.

ResNet Mobile Access

ResNet Mobile Access

Connecting your computer or mobile device to the wireless network is easy! When you move in, simply:

  1. Connect your device to the "ResNet Mobile Access" network.
  2. Open a web browser, and you should be automatically redirected to our Express Registration system.
  3. If you are not automatically redirected, please visit expressreg.oit.uci.edu
  4. Sign into the registration system with your UCInetID and password, and then wait two minutes.
  5. You are now connected!

Express Registration should work, but if you're having trouble connecting you can manually register the device's MAC address. Details can be found here.

I have a desktop computer or I want to connect via Ethernet. Is that possible?

Ethernet jacks can be found in each dorm. If you would like to connect a wired device to ResNet, you must first register that network card's MAC address. Here's how:

  1. Connect your computer to the Ethernet jack in your dorm.
    • Most apartments contain wall jacks with multiple ports. See the question below labeled "Which wall jack should I plug into?"
  2. From the wired computer, visit our Device Registration page at https://www.oit.uci.edu/reg
  3. Select the link "Express Registration" and on the following page, choose the button Login with my UCInetID.
  4. Login with your UCInetID and password, and on the next page you will see a confirmation page instructing you to wait ~2 minutes. That's it! You're now able to surf the internet.

Express Registration should work, but if you're having trouble connecting you can manually register the device's MAC address. Details can be found here.

Which wall jack should I plug into?

Most housing communities contain Ethernet wall jacks with multiple ports. Even though the ports look similar, some of the ports are phone ports and are unable to provide internet access. Please ensure you plug your device or router into a data port. To find out which port you should use, please select the housing community that you live in from the list below.

Undergraduate Communities

Graduate Communities

Staff & Faculty Communities

In the undergraduate communities where ResNet Mobile Access wireless service is deployed, the use of personal home routers is strictly prohibited.