Rutgers RUWireless

On Tuesday, May 23rd, Rutgers OIT will be introducing Guest RUWireless network to allow University guests without NetID/password to access wi-fi on campus. Rutgers affiliates that are currently using RUWireless Secure will be unaffected by this change. See more ...

RUWireless provides the Rutgers University community with wireless network access in many areas of all Rutgers University campuses. All the University students, faculty, staff, as well as sponsored guests, are able to use the RUWireless system in the many community spaces, dorms, and departmental buildings where it is available.

Available Wireless Services

RUWireless (Guest) is the new open wireless network that only encrypts your login credentials (NetID and password).  All other data is unencrypted.  The RUWireless guest network will go live on May 23, 2017. This network is used for:

  • Onboarding – initially connecting and configuring RUWireless Secure
  • Unencrypted wireless access for Rutgers guests who do NOT have a NetID and password

RUWireless (Legacy) is the open wireless network that only encrypts your login credentials (NetID and password).  All other data is unencrypted.  The RUWireless legacy network will be decommissioned by the end of July 2017. This network is used for:

  • Onboarding – initially connecting and configuring RUWireless Secure
  • Unencrypted wireless access for sponsored Rutgers guests (with guest credentials)
  • Unencrypted wireless for general guest access.

RUWireless Secure is the preferred encrypted wireless network.  It requires an initial one-time configuration per device and then allows those devices to automatically connect to the secure wireless network for all future connectivity.  Although the RUWireless Secure network will not be visible if you have not completed the initial configuration, RUWireless Secure is available anywhere RUWireless is broadcast.

RUHealthSciences provides secure wireless access to RBHS resources for RBHS faculty, staff and students.

eduroam® (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.  This service allows all Rutgers University faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of free and secure wireless service when visiting an eduroam member university, and allows visitors from member universities wireless access when visiting Rutgers.