University of California, Riverside



Connecting to UCRWPA Wireless

Notes before getting started:

  • Boot up your device with the wireless card inserted and/or verify that the wireless interface is enabled.
  • Settings and credentials can be stored once UCRWPA has been configured initially. In the future, your computer can automatically connect you to UCRWPA.
  • In addition to Windows, Mac, and Linux, supported platforms include Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire users. Your device should be able to find UCRWPA wireless and it will ask you for your CAS login credentials, which are the same as R'Web or R'Space. 
  • You'll need to first be connected to an existing Internet connection to configure UCRWPA automatically. If on campus, you are most likely already using mobilenet. 
  • If you prefer connecting and configuring your wireless natively, then you can do so by choosing your operating system under the left navigation, otherwise, follow the step by step instructions below using the Secure W2 tool. 

Using UCRWPA on Smartphones & Tablets

  • In your mobile device's Wi-Fi settings, UCRWPA will show up automatically if on campus. 
  • Join the UCRWPA network and enter your credentials when asked, accepting the certificate if prompted. 
  • Note: Students may need to change their password at before logging in for the first time. 

Using UCRWPA on Computers and Laptops

UCRWPA Configuration Instructions: Using SecureW2
Install the SecureW2 Utility Tool

SecureW2 Join NOW MultiOS


1. Click to set up UCRWPA or UCRWPA/EDUROAM account.

Note: For more information on Eduroam and to see if it applies to your needs, visit the Eduroam website.

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2. On this prompt, make sure that the right operating system was detected, and click "JoinNow".

Note: This example shows "Windows" as the operating system. 

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3. A download will begin that will guide you through the rest of the process.

Once the file has finished downloading, go to your downloads folder (or applications folder for Mac) and run the application.

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4. After a few moments, you'll see the JoinNow window. Click "Next" to continue. ucrwpa step 1
5. Enter your UCR NetID and password and click "Next" to proceed configuring your UCRWPA account. ucrwpa step 2
5a. If you had selected to configure both your UCRWPA and Eduroam account, you will be prompted with an additional screen to fill in your Eduroam credentials. Click "Next" to continue. ucrwpa step 3

6. At this point, you might come across an invalid IP address prompt.

IGNORE this and click "CONTINUE" to proceed.

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7. If all went well, you should see a screen that says you are now joined.

You do not need further configuration.

Note: If you receive other additional errors or still have problems connecting, you should try disconnecting and reconnecting again to UCRWPA.

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Connecting to UCRWPA
1. In Network Locations on your device, find the "ucrwpa" connection. Check the box for "connect automatically" and click "Connect". ucrwpa step 1
2. In the Windows Security window, enter your netID as username, and password, click "OK". ucrwpa step 2
3. A Windows Security Alert will pop up. Click "Connect", as this is a trusted server. ucrwpa step 3

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541