Network Setup

UCInet Mobile Access

  • Wireless on campus (including in Bren Hall, Computer Science, and Computer Science II) is managed by OIT, not ICS.
  • You may setup temporary wireless access for a guest.
  • Please contact OIT for any of these issues.


  • You will need to first be connected via the Virtual Private Network (VPN) when accessing campus resources such as:
    • Mapping your ICS home directory
    • Updating Sophos antivirus
    • Accessing the ICS software repository on masterhit
  • You must install the VPN client. The WebVPN will not work for these purposes.
  • Please note that you will still need to be connected via VPN even if you are on the UCInet Mobile Access network or on the on-campus housing network.


  • Report a new machine that will be added to the ICS network in the Computer Science/Computer Science II buildings. 
  • New machines in Bren Hall will only need to be registered if a static IP address is needed.
  • Report a machine which will be moved to a new location.

Open Port Request

  • All ports are blocked from off-campus access at the campus level.
  • To request a port to be open, please send an email to helpdesk with the following information:
    • name and/or IP address of the computer
    • port number(s) to be open
    • an approval from your advisor/owner of then machine if applicable