How Do I Connect?

Rutgers wireless is available in many community spaces, dorms, and departmental buildings on all three University campuses. Rutgers offers two wireless networks for students, faculty, staff and guests; RUWireless and RUWireless Secure. Rutgers also offers eduroam as an alternative for guests who are affiliated with other eduroam member universities.

 

RUWireless (Guest) is designed for guests who do not have a Rutgers login, but does not offer any privacy for your data (similar to a coffee shop wireless network). Once you connect to the network you should be prompted to verify that you are a guest and agree to the terms of service. After accepting, you're good to go!

 

RUWireless (Legacy) is no longer recommended, as Rutgers affiliates who have a NetID and password should configure RUWireless_Secure to ensure they can safely and securely access the network.

 

RUWireless Secure requires a one-time setup before you can connect to the network but is generally more stable, all data sent is encrypted (making it safer to use), and will automatically connect without needing to log in every time. To configure your computer for RUWireless Secure first you'll need to connect to RUWireless and go to the login page. Once you're there, select "Configure me for RUWireless Secure" and follow the setup instructions for your device. Once the setup is complete, your computer will be able to join the RUWireless_Secure network and you'll have instantaneous access. Once you're set up RUWireless Secure, your computer will automatically connect to RUWireless_Secure any time it's in range, so you don't need to worry about it! If you're having trouble setting up RUWireless Secure on a specific device, just check out FAQ for detailed setup instructions.

 

If you are a faculty or staff member with a guest that doesn't have a NetID and password and has wireless access needs that aren't fulfilled by the RUWireless (Guest) network, you can give them a temporary account using the RUWireless Guest Account Management System (or RGAMS for short). RGAMS allows you to give your guest access to RUWireless_Secure so you don't need to log into their computer for them. To access the RGAMS system, click here (https://services.td.rutgers.edu/ruwireless/RGAMS/)

 

For more information on the networks Rutgers offers, follow the links below: