Research Wireless Network
A research project from 2001 of
Laboratory for Computer Science Research
Department of Computer Science

Who May Use Research Wireless.

About Research Wireless - IMPORTANT WARNING

    This login window is encrypted and secured by SSL Encryption. This means your Login information is protected during login. However, other communications on wireless network are not secured.

    Unless you are using secure means like secure browsing (https), ssh, vpn etc, everything is in the clear. This wireless network does not encrypt any data in the air

    To keep your data secure, you MUST use software that encrypt your communications. Example of such software are: HTTPS browser session, Secured access Email client, Secure Shell Protocol (SSH) and Virtual Private Network (VPN).


Login Process

    To use Research Wireless, you need only to open your browser and connect to regular (http not https) website like If your internet browser is set to go to a certain page, you will be forwarded to the login screen.

    • Enter your Username and Password
    • Click on the Login button to login.

    If you pass the authentication process, the login window will disappear and you will be forwarded to a new page.

    If you get blockedlisted, you should read the Blocklist policy to get yourself out of the block.

    If for some reasons you get a blank page instead of the login screen, clear your web browser cache and history then try to connect to regular website like

Automatic Sign-In

    Research Wireless allows automatic sign-in for Rutgers user only. This automatic sign-in expires after 1 year and needs to be redone yearly. If you have multiple devices registered on Research Wireless, you can manage these devices and renew their expiration with just one click using the Research Wireless Registration Management website. Please note if you are blocklisted, Automatic signin will not work.

    Note: If you registered for auto signin and Research Wireless still asks you to sign in, the easy fix is to turn off your WiFi network for a 1 minute and try again.

Password Issue

    If you are having password issue, please test to see if you can login to first using Internet connected computer. It is possible that your netid/password account may be compromised and the helpdesk locked your account to prevent further damage.

    If you are still not able to login, let us know by sending email to

Possible Problems

    Assuming you satisfied the requirements listed above, there are a couple possible problem that may occur. Here is a list and what to do about it.

    Q. When I Login, nothing happens. Why?

    If for some reasons after you logged in, you are brought back to the login screen, clear up your browser cache or try using a different browser. In likelyhood, your access to Research Wireless is already granted but your browser failed to take you to the site you wanted to go. Try enter: to see if you can connect.

    Q: Why do I get "Fail to get confirmation from the gateway" error?.
    A: This error happens during login on machine that has networking issues. Please restart your machine and try again.

    Q: How do I Logout?
    A: To Logout you simply turn off or put your machine to sleep. Research Wireless has auto logout feature which logged you out after 8 hours of non actvities.

Written by Hanz Makmur