Internet Access

Rutgers University provides a few methods to gain online access, on and off campus. Look below to find more information on each method and help for each. Also, some services (i.e: Libraries) can also be accessed from home.

Access Methods and Other Useful Information

University Libraries

Library Access

Residential Halls

If you are in a residence hall ("dorm"), please visit the resnet website for details instructions on how to access the network. If you have specific questions or concerns please contact the OIT - Newark Help Desk at (973)353-5083, or via

Wired Offices

If you are in a Rutgers building that is on the network, there should be someone in your department that knows the procedures for getting connected.  Please talk to your Unit Computing Manager.

There is a web page describing the procedures, Connecting to the Rutgers Network. However this document is intended for department staff, not individual users.

Most computers now come with appropriate software. There are instructions for setting up networking on current versions of Windows, Linux, and the Macintosh on the NBCS Documentation web page.


RUWireless provides the Rutgers University community with wireless network access in many areas of all three Rutgers University campuses. All Rutgers University students, staff, and faculty, 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. Separate registration is not required, only a valid NetID and password are needed for access.

Instructions for configuring your computer, getting connected, wireless printing, policies, guidelines, and coverage areas are available here.