NJIT is currently installing a new wireless network throughout the NJIT campus. The new deployment of access points includes simpler to use and more secure authentication methods. The new authentication methods are being introduced through two additional wireless “Network Names” or SSID’s. The current SSID “njit”, all in lowercase, will remain unchanged throughout the deployment process. You will notice faster wireless speeds in the buildings with the new wireless network as the new network supports the latest 802.11a/b/g/n protocols. “NJIT” - The “NJIT” network name will eventually replace “njit” with a more reliable and secure method of authentication.Upon completion of the deployment in areas where the new wireless is being offered, see below, the legacy SSID "njit" will be removed.
New wireless networks:
"NJIT" - authenticate using your UCID and UCID password (Replacement for old "njit"). The “NJIT” network name is an open, unencrypted network; however, the password exchange during authentication is now secure. “NJIT" authentication is accessible via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox..
"NJITsecure" - Encrypts your traffic and allows you to remain authenticated without having reenter your credentials. It is more convenient for mobile device users. Authenticate using your UCID and NJITDM or ACADEMIC password. For more information how to use "NJITsecure" please click here.
These new wireless networks are offered in:
- Campus Center
- Central Avenue Building/Van Houten Library
- Central King Building
- Cullimore Hall
- Eberhardt Hall
- Faculty Memorial Hall
- Guttenberg Information Technologies Center
- Kupfrian Hall
- Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility
- Student Mall
- Tiernan Hall 1st floor (Classroom Portion Only)
- Warren Street Village
- York Center for Environmental Engineering & Science
Current Students, Faculty and Staff and alumni with a valid UCID may use the wireless network after authenticating. If you are an alumni that does not have a UCID you can create one here.
In areas only supported with the current network name (SSID) “njit”, all lowercase, you will need::
- A wireless LAN card that is 802.11b compliant.
- A valid UCID (University Computing ID).
- Knowledge of how to use the NJIT Mobile Network.
A UCID and UCID password is required to authenticate to the network. In the event you are not automatically prompted for your UCID upon accessing the wireless network, you can visit http://auth.njit.edu. You will then receive a login prompt to authenticate your UCID to access the wireless network.
It is strongly recommended that you also establish a VPN connection when using the wireless network on campus. This will establish a secure connection with the network ensuring all information sent and received to your computer remains confidential and encrypted.