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Wireless Network

The Division of Life Sciences (DLS) provides wireless internet access for registered users affiliated with Rutgers University and DLS only. All users accessing this computer system must acknowledge their awareness of and compliance with both the Division of Life Sciences and Rutgers University Acceptable Use Policies. Unauthorized use of any computer or network resource is prohibited.

Three wireless networks are available: DLSWireless-Secure, DLSWireless and RUWireless-DLS. DLSWireless-Secure utilizes WPA2 security policies and is required for access to printers or file shares, but is only available to users with a DLS domain account. DLSWireless and RUWireless-DLS are unencrypted wireless networks available for all users with either a Rutgers NetID, DLS Domain account, or DLS temporary guest account.

Network Policy

Security: The DLSWireless-Secure network provides the highest level of security utilizing WPA2 with AES-derived encryption. The DLSWireless and RUWireless-DLS networks utilitize SSL encryption for login security but does not encrpyt standard website browsing or email access, however most modern web and email sites already provide HTTPS and SSL andencryption for sensitive information including usernames, passwords and email access.

Bandwidth: Wireless networking provides a limited amount of shared bandwidth for all users therefore a relaxed QoS (quality of service) restriction is imposed on all users of the DLS Wireless networks. This may limit the individual speed of a network connection or what streaming network services are available to help ensure that all users receive acceptable network performance.

Real-Time/P2P Protection: All users of the DLS Wireless networks are subject to limited Network traffic restrictions to known malware and peer to peer (torrent) sites. In accordance with the DLS and Rutgers University acceptable use policies users may forfeit access for repeated violations.

Wireless Guests

Temporary guest accounts for DLS Wireless are intended for guest presenters, speakers or other visiting faculty who require network access but are not members of the Rutgers Community. Please contact the administrative office of your hosting department within the DLS for these accounts.

How do I connect?

The DLSWireless and RUWireless-DLS networks require no client setup and should work any wireless devices with a web browser. Simply connect to DLSWireless or RUWireless-DLS then open a web browser and login using a valid account.

The DLSWireless-Secure network requires some client setup and should work on computers running at least Windows XP SP3 or Mac OSX 10.5. Supported devices also include iPhones, iPods and iPads, Windows Mobile and Android based smart phones. DLS users running Windows can try the setup utility first, or you can create the connection manually following the step-by-step instructions below. DLS users on Mac OSX must use the step-by-step instructions below.

Connect to DLSWireless-Secure

Microsoft Apple
Step-By-Step Instructions
Windows XP SP3 Mac OS X (10.5)
Windows Vista Mac OS X (10.6)
Windows 7  

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Division of Life Sciences

Busch Campus
Nelson Biological Laboratories Room A107
604 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ, 08854-8000

P   848-445-0939