Wireless Networking Safety
Wireless at RIT
RIT offers the following wireless networks across campus:
- 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).
We strongly recommend using the eduroam at all times, as it provides much better quality and security for users. WPA2 EAP-TLS is the preferred protocol as it offers the best security. Learn more about the RIT Wireless Network.
Please note that the use of wireless network routers is not permitted in the residential areas on campus. Use of wired routers is acceptable, however you should read and comply with Resnet's guide to using a router on the RIT Network prior to setup.
Wireless at home
Without a secure configuration, your wireless network is open to anyone within range of the access point. Anyone within range can "piggyback" on your connection and use your internet, which can lead to a number of problems such as service violations, bandwith shortages, abuse, activity monitoring, or direct attacks to your computer.
Best practices for wireless networks
- Avoid sending sensitive information (such as online banking, shopping, etc.) over an open wireless network.
- Stay on secure websites, indicated by https or the lock icon.
- Encrypt your traffic.
- Connect using Virtual Private Networking (VPN).
- Be aware of your surroundings.