RESIDENTIAL NETWORK HAS CHANGED!
number of network upgrades have been made to the Rutgers residence hall
network for Fall 2014. The wired network at Rutgers University has been
upgraded to an 802.1x authentication system.
WHAT IS 802.1x?
802.1x is an authentication protocol for port based access
control. With 802.1x network ports will be disconnected until a device
capable of authenticating is plugged in. If a device is plugged in that
cannot authenticate, it will only be able to access resnet.rutgers.edu.
HOW AM I AFFECTED?
will no longer need to register a single device on the wired network.
If you have set up RUWireless Secure on your device in the past, your
device is already configured! Additionally, any device that has been
configured for 802.1x can connect to the wall port and will have
immediate internet access. This means that once you are configured for
RUWireless_Secure you will no longer be limited your room. You may then
plug into any data port and get access to the internet!
devices that do not support 802.1x, such as game consoles, streaming
media devices, or routers, can be manually registered by your Computing
Help Desk for connectivity without 802.1x configuration. To get these
devices setup on the network call your respective Computing Help Desk.
can no longer use wireless on personal routers as it interferes with
RUWireless. Exceptions apply to Residence Halls that are not completely
wireless. Wireless capabilities of personal printers will no longer
be supported, but you can still use a cable to print.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
you have a device that connects directly to the wall and have not
already set up RUWireless Secure, click here
(https://services.rutgers.edu/ruwireless/secure-nb/) to configure your
device for ResNet's 802.1x network.
If you have a device that is not compatible with 802.1x, contact your
local Computing Help Desk.
OIT Computing Services Help Desk
New Brunswick Campus: 732-445-HELP(4357), email: firstname.lastname@example.org