Wireless Network

​NJIT has wireless networking throughout the NJIT campus. The network provides fast and simple access to various electronic resources. There are a number of authentication methods available through the use of various wireless “Network Names” or SSID’s.


  1. "NJITsecure" - Traffic is encrypted and users remain authenticated without having to reenter credentials (until their password is reset). The "NJITsecure" wireless network should be the "preferred" over the "NJITguest" wireless network since it is a fully WPA2 encrypted client to access point network communication. Authenticate using your UCID and NJITDM password.
  2. "NJITguest" – The “NJITguest” wireless network is intended for outside guests, and alumni visiting the NJIT campus. This network is similar to the way you get wireless at your local coffee shop. It is an open, unencrypted network (password exchange during authentication is encrypted). It provides public Internet access and access to NJIT’s public Internet resources. Guests can create their own account through a self-service portal for 24-hour access. Credentials are sent via email or SMS (cell phone) text message. Detailed instructions on connecting to "NJITguest" can be found here. The older "NJIT" guest wireless network is removed from service as of 8/30/18.
  3. "NJIThousing" – Available exclusively in the residence halls, this is a secure and encrypted wireless network. Authenticate using your UCID and NJITDM password.
  4. "eduroam" - Available to NJIT students, faculty, staff, and visitors from other participating institutions to connect securely to the internet. It does not allow access to NJIT's internal (intranet) network. To log in, use fully qualified account name including the domain in the format of xxx@njit.edu and active directory password. More about "eduroam".
  5. "NJIoT" - a wireless network designed to support “Internet of Things” devices (e.g. Smart Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Voice AI, etc.). These devices typically will not work with or are difficult to use with NJIT credentials. The NJIoT network will work like your home wireless network with a simple passphrase/password, provided the device is registered with your credentials through the Registration Portal. Please read the Quick Start Guide for NJIoT Wireless Network before you begin.


Access for Alumni/Guests/Visiting Scholars

Computing Access for Alumni

Alumni can connect to the “NJITguest” network using their UCID login and password. If they have forgotten their UCID login/password they must reset their password.

Example: An NJIT Alumni returns to campus for a young alumni event.  She knows her UCID and connects to “NJITguest” using her smartphone.  


Wireless Guest Access

Wireless Guest Access allows visitors to connect to the “NJITguest” network. Information on gaining access can be found here. Visitors that are under 18 will need written permission from a parent/guardian.


 Access for Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are treated the same as employees. Before starting at NJIT, their sponsor fills out a Personal Action Form (PAF) at which point the Visiting Scholar and department can determine what account access will be required. If they are allocated a UCID and NJITDM account they will be able to access “NJITsecure”; otherwise, they can access “NJITguest”. 

Example: A Visiting Scholar will be at NJIT for a year teaching classes for CSLA.  It is determined that he will need a UCID.  After creating his UCID he will be able to connect to “NJITsecure”. 


Last Updated: August 23, 2019