Residential Computing

We understand that appropriate technological resources are an important part of today’s education.  In order to support the educational goals of our residents we provide a variety of equipment and services.

The Resident Computing Center (RCC)

Resident Computer Center

The Resident Computing Center (RCC) is available exclusively to current I-House residents 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The RCC is located just outside of the elevators on the third floor and offers access to:

  • Computers (Windows 10 Machines) with Microsoft Office and other applications
  • Printing (Color printers, scanners, remote printing, single and double-sided printing)

I-House Wireless Access

All resident rooms are equipped with wireless connections that allow you to connect directly to our high-speed network.

International House broadcasts three wireless networks:

1. "International House” is an open unencrypted network available to visitors and residents

2. “IHouse-Secure” is the encrypted network. This network is available only to I-House residents and only after completing the onboarding process.

3. “IH-Onboard” is a limited network you can use to add your devices to the encrypted network.

The IHouse-Secure network uses a secure authentication mechanism known as WPA2-Enterprise and 802.1X. This security mechanism protects your user name, password, and data with network encryption.

Note: In the process of setting up your secure connection, you will need to know your I-House ID.

The steps to connect to the secure WiFi are:

1.Connect your device to the WiFi network called IH-Onboard

2. A login screen should open. If it doesn’t, open a web browser and navigate to 

3. Login with your IHouse ID and your last name as it appears in StarRez. 

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install a certificate package for your device. If the download is not offered or not successful, return to step 2 and try a different browser. 

NOTE: If you are running Mac OS you may need to complete the following steps:

    a) If your web browser reports the file as possibly malicious, right-click the file and select “Keep"

    b) Run the file you just downloaded

    c) Open your Mac settings and select "Profiles" in the bottom right corner

    d) On the left of the Profiles window, select the profile you just downloaded for I-House residents

    e) Select install

5. You should now be connected to the WiFi network called IHouse-Secure

For best security and performance, make sure that "connect automatically" is only enabled for IHouse-Secure.

Devices without a browser, such as gaming consoles, will not have access to the encrypted network at this time and should continue to connect using the open International House network.

If you encounter difficulties in setting up your secure connection please contact Information Systems at or (510) 643-1724.


If you need to print, please come to the Resident Computing Center on the third floor by the elevators. There are instructions in the room.

Printing step 1 screenshot

Need more specialized help?

We are happy to give you guidance. Please email us at or give us a call at (510) 643-1724.