From Enterprise IT Services Helpdesk
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.
The articles listed below contain step-by-step guides on how to connect your device to the PAWS-Secure wireless network.
Apple OS X
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.
Apple OS X
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- See the PAWS FAQ