Three Common Questions

I have forgotten my UCInetID password. What can I do now?

  1. Access the UCInetID Web form at: .
  2. Click on “I forgot my password.”
  3. You will be asked to prove your identity with your UCInetID, your date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number.
  4. Once you have correctly entered that information, you will be asked the password reset question you supplied when you activated your UCInetID.

If you do not have a password question on file, or if you are unable to answer the question, you will have to visit the NACS Response Center in E2130 Engineering Gateway with photo ID. We can reset your UCInetID, at which point you will be able to reactivate it, choosing a new password and establishing a password reset question.

How do I set up my laptop to connect to the wireless network at UCI?

In most cases, there are three basic steps.

  1. Determine the network address of your wireless network device.
  2. Register that address using your UCInetID and password.
  3. Configure your laptop to connect to UCI’s wireless network, UCInet Mobile Access.

Instructions for finding the network address of your wireless card are at: .

Registration of that address can be done at: .

Advice for configuring your system to connect to UCInet Mobile Access can be found at: .

Can I change my UCI email address?

Email addresses by default are based on your UCInetID and take the form “”.

There are two basic ways you can alter the email address you use at UCI.

  1. The simplest way is to choose a “” address. This service allows faculty and staff to choose a more natural email address based on their name, while keeping their existing UCInetID. (This option is not presently available to students.)To make this request, visit the My.Name page at: .
  2. If you need to, you can change your UCInetID. Please visit this web page for more information: .