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Wireless (WiFi) Device Registration


Wireless (WiFi) Device Registration

The UC Merced wireless network requires authentication with your UCMNetID and password. Some wireless devices, including certain gaming consoles and media streaming systems, do not support this form of authentication, called WPA2 Enterprise.

Gaming consoles and media streaming boxes work best when plugged into the wired jack in your residence (Note: Glacier Point and Granite Pass residences do not have wired connections). If a wired connection is not possible or available, affected devices may be registered to automatically connect to the UCM Guest wireless network.

What do I need to get this service?

UC Merced faculty, staff, and campus residents can request wireless device registration through the Request Service button.

You will need to provide the wireless MAC address for the device you need to connect to the Internet. Instructions on locating your wireless MAC address are provided. 

What is included?

Devices will be registered to authorized to join the “UCM Guest” wireless network without requiring any additional steps. Once your wireless MAC address is registered, there is nothing on your end to do - your device will connect to the Internet.

Student devices will be registered for the academic year – returning campus residents will need to re-register their devices each year.

When is support for this service available?

Support for this service is provided during standard operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How long does it take to get the service?

Requests will be fulfilled within two business days.

How do I stop or change the service?

Registered devices will be automatically associated with the UCM Guest network for the duration of the academic year. Additional devices can be registered by submitting a new request.

Additional Links

To find your MAC address, select from the list below.