Network & Connectivity

Every day, students, faculty, staff, and visitors use RIT’s centrally-provided network to connect to resources here and across the globe

RIT Wireless

Wireless access is available across all campuses in academic buildings, residence halls, medical departments, and other spaces, covering a total of about 5.5 million square feet. The University also participates in eduroam, which provides secure Internet access for students, researchers, and staff when visiting other eduroam participating institutions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is technology that is used to secure transmissions that travel across the Internet.

RIT's VPN client lets you securely connect to the RIT campus network when you are not on campus and need to access RIT services and applications. An internet connection is required to utilize this service. With our VPN service, your traffic is encrypted between RIT and your computer at home or another remote location.

VPN should not be used when your computer is connected in any way to the campus network.

An RIT VPN connection is required when accessing certain RIT services and applications from outside the campus network.

Internet Service Providers

Much like your cable or DSL connection at home, RIT connects to its own Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide Internet access to the community. We connect to our three ISPs though geographically diverse locations. Additionally, we connect to the research and education (R&E) network, Internet2, for scholarly activities with other Internet2 member sites.

Avaya Cloud Office

RIT provides faculty and staff access to a computer-based phone through Avaya Cloud Office, that can be accessed any time, any place, using your computer and a headset. Requests for desk phones will be evaluated on a case by case basis based on need and availability.

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