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Wireless Access at UGA

The University of Georgia's preferred wireless network is PAWS-Secure, which is available throughout campus in classrooms, residence halls, offices, greenspaces and numerous buildings. PAWS-Secure is available to anyone with a valid UGA MyID, such as students, faculty and staff.

PAWS-Secure encrypts data sent between a computer, phone or tablet connected to a wireless access point. PAWS-Secure, which requires just a one-time registration, is the preferred wireless network for UGA.

People who don't have a valid UGA MyID, such as campus visitors and guests, may use the "Welcome to UGA" guest wireless network. Contact the EITS Help Desk to get a temporary guest account to "Welcome to UGA."

How Do I Access a Wireless Network?

Most wireless devices will be able to auto-detect the PAWS-Secure and "Welcome to UGA" wireless networks. It will display as PAWS-Secure or "Welcome to UGA" in your list of available wireless networks.

In order to access PAWS-Secure, you will need a valid University of Georgia MyID and password. If you are eligible for a MyID and have not obtained one, go here from a non-wireless connection. If you are a visitor to UGA and ineligible for a MyID, please contact the EITS Help Desk for assistance.

Configuration Guides

The articles listed below contain step-by-step guides on how to connect your device to the PAWS-Secure wireless network.

Microsoft Windows

Apple OS X

Mobile Devices

Troubleshooting Guides

If you are experiencing problems with your connection to PAWS-Secure, or want to ensure that your connection is as stable as possible, please refer to the troubleshooting articles listed below.

Microsoft Windows

Apple OS X

Other Devices

There are numerous other devices which have support for WPA-2 Enterprise connections (the type of wireless standard PAWS-Secure uses), but often you have to manually enter the configuration information. If you have a device that is not listed above, you can try setting it up with the configuration information below:

  • Authentication/EAP type: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • Identity: your MyID username
  • Password: your MyID password

You may also need to install a trust certificate for this network to work. We use the AddTrust External CA Root certificate.

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