Wireless Connection

ITS operates over 7,500 access points on the academic and residential sides of campus. We provide Wi-Fi 802.11 AC operating on 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums. Users have three available wireless networks that devices can connect to:

  • eduroam - RIT's preferred network for RIT community members and visitors from other eduroam participating institutions. 
  • RIT-WiFi- For devices that do not support WPA2-Enterprise (802.1X Authentication).
  • RIT-Guest - RIT's Guest Network for Visitors (Access to RIT Network Services are limited).

Most users connecting from Windows, macOS, or Linux should connect to eduroam. You can connect by visiting rit.edu/wifi. Game consoles and media streaming devices usually do not support WPA2-Enterprise. These devices will have to be manually registered on start.rit.edu and use wireless network RIT-WiFi.

Students are not allowed to host their own wireless networks. For more info, click here.


RIT’s participation in eduroam allows members of the RIT community to seamlessly connect to wireless when they visit other eduroam participating institutions. Similarly, it provides seamless access to the RIT wireless network for people from participating eduroam institutions who visit the RIT campus. Learn more about how to connect your devices.

RIT Guest Wireless Access

RIT ITS provides guest wireless access for visitors of the RIT campus. This guest network requires end users to have a mobile phone number with text messaging support. Access is granted for 24 hour periods and can be renewed after time.

How to connect to RIT Guest Network
  1. Connect your device to: RIT-Guest
  2. Open your web browser on your device.
  3. Enter your 10 digit mobile phone number.*
  4. Click on “I agree to RIT Terms.”        
  5. Enter your 4 digit pin on the web portal.
  6. Click Validate Pin.
  7. You will be connected to the RIT wireless network and will have access to the internet.
  8. After 24 hours of use, you will have to re-agree to RIT’s Terms & Conditions.

*Standard messaging & data rates apply. RIT is not responsible for any mobile carrier charges.