NYU offers secure wireless access for NYU Students, Faculty, and Staff.
This network does not broadcast itself, so you won't find it by scanning for wireless networks.
The new nyu wireless network provides one convenient method of access to the network for all laptop computers that support WPA or WPA2. Instructions for connecting to it are provided here:
This is the prefered way to connect to the wireless network. If your computer does not appear to support WPA or WPA2, see the help page on WPA/WPA2
For Mac's that won't stay connected to the 'nyu' network. Try this possible workaround
If nyu wireless doesn't work for you, the older NYU-ROAM network is still available. See Alternative Configurations at:
- NYU-ROAM3 (for PCs [and optional for Macintosh] using the Cisco VPN client)
http://www.nyu.edu/its/wireless/vpn.html -- See note below
- NYU-ROAM2 (for Macintosh, not available for PCs)
- NYU-ROAM1 (PC or Macintosh using genuine Cisco AiroNet 350Series wireless adapters)
Note for NYU-ROAM3 for PCs
If you need the Cisco VPN client software installed, see Nancy, Room 449. She has a copy on a USB JumpDrive that you can borrow.
Also, there is one change in the instructions provided by NYU's Web site.
In Step 3: Configure Your Wireless Card there are these instructions:
- At the bottom right of the Wireless Networks tab, click Advanced.
- Make sure "Any available network" is selected and "Automatically connect to non-preferred networks" is unchecked.
- Click Close, then click OK in the Wireless Networks tab.
In #7, instead of selecting "Any available network", select "Access Point (infrastructure) networks only"
What this means is only connect to access points specifically listed in "Prefered Networks." You should remove any networks from "Prefered Networks" that you do not recognize.
The reason for doing this is that there are a number of wireless networks set up in the apartments across the street. Your PC is constantly looking for a stronger wireless signal to connect to. If it can connect to "Any available network" it will try to connect to a network across the street that appears to have a stronger signal. This disconnects your PC from NYU-ROAM3 and from the VPN. The connection will be rejected and your computer will reconnect to NYU-ROAM3 but you will have to log into the VPN again and again as long as your computer can connect to any available network.