Connecting to NYU's Wireless Network


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About NYU Wi-Fi, NYU's Wireless Network

Wi-Fi Security Certificates

Once a year, or after a substantial upgrade to NYU's Wi-Fi network, you may be asked to accept a security certifcate when you connect to NYU Wi-Fi. This is an important part of keeping the Wi-Fi network secure. Accept the certifcate. No further action is required, and the certificate will be good for the remainder of the year.

Troubleshooting Your NYU Wi-Fi Connection


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There are a number of factors at play when troubleshooting wireless connectivity or performance issues. Below are a few helpful tips for a smooth wireless experience. For additional help, please see this Servicelink article on NYU Wi-Fi troubleshooting steps.

Test Your Wi-Fi Connection

Click "GO" to conduct a speed test for your Wi-Fi connection. The test will display your current wireless speed. Typical high-definition video streams use 5 Mbps. A result of 10 Mbps or more is considered adequate for general use.

Use the ‘nyu’ Wi-Fi Network

Ensure that 'nyu' is the only network defined in the AirPort preferred networks list.  'nyu-legacy', 'nyuguest', 'nyuguest-legacy', and 'eduroam' (Remote Wi-Fi (Eduroam)) should not be configured as wireless networks. 'eduroam' does not allow wireless clients to choose their wireless frequency, and this may result in clients being automatically downgraded to older wireless frequencies such as the 2.4GHz band.

For Windows Users

Verify that your laptop’s wireless card is using the latest software from the card manufacturer and not the laptop manufacturer. If a Windows laptop experiences unreliable connectivity such as dropped connections, or if you are repeatedly prompted to provide a username and password, then this may indicate a compatibility issue with the wireless card software in use.

For Apple Users

Apple laptop users can click on the AirPort icon on the task bar while holding down the 'option' key to test wireless signal strength. Information will be displayed relative to the network the device is connected to. The RSSI value is the received signal strength and should ideally fall into the -50 dBm - -71dBm range.