Department of Physics and Astronomy - Computer Facilities
Wireless access is available in many areas of the Physics Department
for authorized users.
Please note that this system is intended primarilly for use by members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and their visitors. The system is not generally available for use by Rutgers undergraduates, with the exception of those registered in selected courses.
Some security considerations
The password and username that you enter during the authentication step
described below are encrypted before leaving your PC using SSL.
Once you have a connection to one of our access points, start a web browser
on your PC and direct it to any site. Our wireless system will
automatically redirect you to a login screen, as shown to the right.
(If this does not happen, explicitly enter the URL
The are several options for authenticating yourself, selectable from the pull down menu on the "Status:" line. Select the one that applies to you, and enter authentication information as follows:
Select this option if you have an account on the Rutgers Physics Department Sun cluster. Enter the username of that account and its password.
This option uses the Rutgers NetID and password for authentication and is available to all members of the Department of Physics as well as undergraduates in some courses.
Select this option if an individual username/password has been created for you. To arrange for the creation of a username/password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select one of these if you are a visitor with a Kerberos account at Fermilab or CERN. Enter your Kerberos username and password. (Do not include "@FNAL.GOV" or "@CERN.CH" with the username.)
Select this option if you are a visitor and the mail server at your home instituion has been registered with us. Enter your full email address as used by that server, and the password you use to access your mail on that server.
If you frequently use the same device to access the Physics-LAWN system, you can avoid having to go through the authentication process each time by registering the MAC address of the device. Click here to do this. Note that this feature is available only to members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and that you can register only a single MAC address, although you can change that MAC address as often as you wish.
The software used by this system was written by the Rutgers Laboratory for Compter Science Research and has been provided by them.