Wireless Networking

Policy and Guidelines

Wireless networking is being deployed throughout UC Merced on an ongoing basis. Because of the shared nature of the wireless media as well as the security issues that surround wireless networking, deployment of wireless networks at UC Merced is managed by the Information Technology department, and restrictions are in place as to the use of devices (including portable telephones and other non-computer devices) that may interfere with the proper functioning of wireless. Please consult the UC Merced Wireless Policy as well as UC Merced's Wireless Guidelines for the actual policies and guidelines.

Accessing Wireless Services

Access to wireless services on the main campus and at the Castle facility require authentication using your UCMNetID and password. Your configuration needs to be set up to specify 802.1x authentication using PEAP/MSCHAPV2. It is highly recommended that you install the latest version of software drivers for your wireless adapter to ensure maximum performance and compatibility with our authentication software.
Detailed configuration instructions are available for:

Windows

Macintosh

Linux

​* Unfortunately we do not currently have official documentation for Android users.

Guest Access

Guest access is available both on campus and at the Castle facility. Detailed configuration instructions are available for both Windows and Mac. Users should take special note of the port restrictions listed at the bottom of the documents.

Supported Operating Systems

Wireless access works for Windows, MacOS, and LINUX systems, but we will be able to provide only very limited configuration assistance to non-Windows users.

Looking for help?

We offer a number of tutorials and FAQs available in the Guides & FAQs section.
If you have any questions, problems, or comments, please contact the IT Help Desk via email at helpdesk@ucmerced.edu, via phone at 209.228.HELP (4357), or visit them in the Classroom and Office Building room 132A.