Personal Computer

How can I connect my laptop to the network?

UCSD requires all computers to comply with UCSD's minimum security standards before connected to the UCSD network. Please read the minimum security standards before connecting.

Wireless

UCSD-PROTECTED or EDUROAM

If you want easy access to data, library resources, or printers from your Windows or Macintosh laptop, you must use UCSD-PROTECTED or EDUROAM. UCSD-PROTECTED requires a UCSD Active Directory account. EDUROAM requires your home university account.

New Active Directory accounts, such as those for visiting scholars, will require a password reset, which means you will need to use UCSD-GUEST temporarily until you can access the password reset page. Once your account is activated, you can switch to UCSD-PROTECTED.

Ethernet

Our offices are equipped with four ethernet jacks. One of them ('A') is used for telephone. Two ('B' and 'C') are used for workstations and must never be disconnected. The 'D' jack is available if you require an additional ethernet connection. If you need additional ethernet devices, please consult with the INC system administrator. Do not purchase and install your own router or switch. UC San Diego has strict restrictions on connecting switches and routers to the network.

All ethernet devices must be registered with UC San Diego Information Technology Services. Please read the details below.

Computers connected directly to ethernet need to be registered with UCSD in order to obtain a valid IP address and host name.

Until I create a form for this, send the following information in an e-mail to the SCCN system administrator, and the host will be registered as soon as possible by the UCSD Hostmaster.

  1. Your UCSD e-mail address
  2. Room number where the computer will be installed
  3. Operating system (Mac/Windows/Linux)
  4. Desired host name (name must not already be in use on the UCSD network)
  5. Ethernet address (MAC address of the ethernet interface)

Installing the SCCN printers on Windows

You must be on a UCSD network (ethernet, wireless, or VPN) before configuring our printers.

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Download the PCL6 driver from Xerox.

Create a folder on your desktop and extract the contents of the downloaded driver into that folder.

Run Printers & scanners from System settings.

Click Add a printer or scanner.

Scroll down to click The printer that I want isn't listed..

Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname.

Click Next.

Set the following:

Pop up Device type: TCP/IP Device.

Hostname or IP address: copying.ucsd.edu.

Port name: copying.ucsd.edu.

Uncheck Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.

Click Next.

Click Have Disk....

Navigate to the driver folder on your Desktop.

Select the file: x2WPENX.inf.

Click Open.

Click OK.

Navigate to the driver folder on your Desktop.

Select Xerox WorkCentre 5135 PCL6.

Click Next.

Type printer name: copying.

Click Next.

Check: Do not share this printer.

Click Next.

Click Finish.

Select the printer: copying.

Click Manage.

Click Printer properties.

Click the Advanced tab.

Click Printing Defaults....

Pop up and select

Banner Sheet: Disabled.

TrueType Font: Download as Softfont.

Click OK.

Click OK.

Delete the downloaded driver from the first step and the driver folder from your Desktop.

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Run Printers & scanners from System settings.

Click Add printers & scanners..

Scroll down to click The printer that I want isn't listed..

Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname.

Click Next.

Set the following:

Pop up Device type: TCP/IP Device.

Hostname or IP address: coloring.ucsd.edu.

Port name: coloring.ucsd.edu.

Check Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use.

Click Next.

Type

Printer name: coloring.

Click Next.

Uncheck Set as the default printer.

Click Finish.

Installing the SCCN printers on Macintosh

You must be on a UCSD network (ethernet or wireless or VPN) before configuring our printers.

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Download the PCL6 driver from Xerox.

Double-click the dmg file to access the installer.

Double-click the driver installer. Click Continue and Agree to the license agreement in the following screens.

Finally, click Install.

Click the second icon to access the printer directly.

Enter the network name copying.ucsd.edu.

Select Xerox WorkCentre 5135 in the pop-up menu.

Click Continue.

Uncheck Print Test Page.

Click Continue

Click Close.

Click the default Move to Trash button.

To disable the banner page, make sure you access the Advanced Xerox Features as shown here and select Disable Job ID from the Job Identification pop-up menu.

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This printer will automatically select the correct print driver as long as the computer can access the printer. Make sure you are on the UCSD network (direct or VPN) when setting up this printer. Otherwise, choose "HP Color LaserJet CP4020-CP4520 Series" for the driver. If this is not available in the printer list, download and use the PPD (above).

Open your Print & Fax System Preference panel.

PPD (only if necessary): coloring.ppd

Click + to add a new printer.

Protocol: HP JetDirect

IP Address: coloring.ucsd.edu

Name: coloring

Where can I store my data?

See the section on data storage.