'UCR-SECURE' Wireless Network to Replace 'ucrwpa'

What you need to know
By Jake Poore |


UCR’s current 'ucrwpa' wireless network will be replaced with a new 'UCR-SECURE' wireless solution on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. This change represents another step forward in improving wireless infrastructure, security, and access at UCR. The other UCR wireless networks including 'Eduroam' and 'UCR-GUEST' will remain available and are not be impacted by this update. Below is a list of FAQs about this change.

Why is UCR UCRWPA wireless network being replaced by “UCR-SECURE?”

  • The UCR-SECURE network (as the name implies) will have greater protection from malicious internet hosts, and new fault-tolerance features added.
  • As part of ITS’s ongoing efforts to improve the campus wireless internet experience, ITS has established new naming protocols for our campus networks, making it easier for users to identify and differentiate between available campus networks (e.g., UCR-SECURE and UCR-GUEST)

How will this impact me?

  • When you arrive to campus on September 18, you will need to connect to the new “UCR-SECURE” wireless network on your devices.
  • You will need to enter your UCR NetID and related password to authenticate.
  • You may be prompted to accept the new UCR wireless certificate on some devices; this is a legitimate prompt.

Where do I go to get additional information?

  • Step-by-step connection instructions are available in the ITS Knowledge Base

Who do I contact if I have questions?

  • Please email or call 951-827-4848 (IT4U) if you have any questions or concerns.