Wireless and Walk-Up Network Access

Service Description: 

Wireless and walk-up access to the Internet and most campus computing resources from nearly every building on the Georgia Tech campus.

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Wireless Availability: 24x7

Support Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-5:00PM EST

Maintenance:
The following maintenance windows are reserved for installing, repairing and patching various components of this service:

  • Every Tue, 5:00AM - 7:00AM EST
  • Every Thu, 5:00AM - 7:00AM EST
  • The third Sat of each month, 6:00AM - 12:00PM EST
Charges: 

Free of charge for GT affiliates with valid GT Account.
Visitors rates are as follows: $3/day, $10/week or $30/month.

Support Information: 

For assistance configuring your device with connectivity to Georgia Tech's wireless network, follow the instructions provided on this FAQ article. If you continue to have problems connecting to LAWN, request assistance from the button above.

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The following Wi-Fi services are available on the Georgia Tech campus:

eduroam is the default LAWN Wi-Fi service. It is a secure world-wide roaming authentication service which allows users from participating members of the research and education community to connect to WiFi networks when visiting eduroam community member locations. eduroam allows GT users to access Wi-Fi when traveling and visitors from institutions participating in eduroam to login to LAWN without the need for guest sponsorships or visitor passes.

The eduroam SSID is available throughout the Atlanta campus and uses the same security and infrastruture as GTwifi, which will be retired in the summer of 2018. Here is the basic information for connecting to the eduroam SSID:

  • Forget or delete your GTwifi, GTother, and GTvisitor wireless configurations - only one GT network should be configured on any device at any one time. Refer to the troubleshooting guides on the LAWN page (lawn.gatech.edu) for help removing old wireless profiles.
  • Wireless network name SSID: eduroam
  • Privacy settings: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Authentication: PEAP (sometimes referred to as EAP-PEAP)
  • Internal authentication: MSCHAPv2 (PEAP v. 0)
  • Username: <institution username>@<institution domain>
    • GT users should use <GT Account>@gatech.edu (GT example: gpburdell33@gatech.edu)
    • Your GT account is the same account you use to log into Passport
  • Password: your institute account password

GTother provides a connection method for wireless devices that are not enabled with WPA Enterprise authentication and thus cannot connect to the GTwifi network. GTother uses WPA2 with PSK authentication. A Pre-shared key is used when connecting and while it provides a connection to the wireless LAWN network, it does not allow Campus or Internet access until you authenticate via the web authentication portal. For the web authentication portal you will need to log in with your active GT account username and password. For support, contact your departmental support staff (sometimes referred to as CSR), or contact the OIT Technology Support Center (located on the second floor of Clough Commons or by phone at: 404-894-7173).

GTother should be used in the following cases:

  • Devices that are shared among users.
  • Devices (such as AppleTV, Playstation 3, XBox360, etc) that do not support WPA-Enterprise. Note: Even though these devices can be put on GTother, you will still have to authenticate them. If your device has a web browser, you should be able to authenticate from the device itself. Otherwise, you can authenticate a connected device via the LAWN Authentication Pages to enable its network access (you will need to know the device's MAC address). These devices may be eligible for Device Registration

For support, contact your departmental support staff (sometimes referred to as CSR), or contact the OIT Technology Support Center (located in the first floor of the library or by phone at: 404-894-7173).

Support requests and questions should be sent to lawn-support@gatech.edu

GTvisitor 

GTvisitor is a commercial network providing wired and wireless internet access to any campus visitor. GTvisitor provides seamless wireless mobility throughout the campus, and is available at all wireless locations on the Atlanta and Savannah campuses, including the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. GTvisitor is operated by Awaresoft in partnership with Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

GTvisitor has two tiers of service:

Free: Users are limited to 3Mbits/s data speed and does not come with any technical support.

Premium: Premium service comes with an increase in data speeds, technical support, and a public IP address. Premium services can be purchased from the portal or if you have a group of conference attendees that will all need premium service, passes can be purchased in increments of 1day, 1 week, and 1 month. The duration of access is contiguous; and is not based on the amount of time the device is connected to the network. Once the user logs in, their access will expire after the amount of time associated with the account elapses, regardless of the activity of the user. GTvisitor passes which have not been used to login do not expire.

If you selected the "Free" option and discover that you require increased speeds and wish to purchase a pass for Premium service, you can navigate your browser to http://1.1.1.1 to log out of your existing session.

Increased Speed Rates (for up to 10Mbits/s) for GTvisitor are as follows:

  • $1/day
  • $10/week
  • $30/month

Georgia Tech Rate

Event sponsors including all Georgia Tech employees can purchase an unlimited quantity of GTvisitor passes at a discounted rate. If purchasing by phone, be sure to mention the "GT Rate" for GTvisitor which is as follows:

  • $1/day
  • $4/week
  • $15/month

Georgia Tech Employees can use their GT Account to purchase passes using a P-card by logging into the Awaresoft Event Management Portal at:
   http://gtvportal.lawn.gatech.edu.

Passes purchased do not expire until they have been activated by a user or deactivated by the host. Charges for deactivated (unused) passes can be refunded via the Event Management Portal. Portal activities (including purchases) can be delegated to non GT account holders in cases where an outside entity is running an event on campus which requires Wi-Fi.

Prior to purchasing passes, you should consult the guest and visitor wireless access guidelines on the LAWN site to determine if commercial access is appropriate for your visitor. Additionally, please verify that GTvisitor is available in the locations on campus where your visitors will require access.

GTvisitor is the commercial wired and wireless network service for campus visitors and is available at all wireless locations on the Atlanta and Savannah campuses, including the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Visit the LAWN Web site for additional details.

Service Category: 

Endpoint Computing

Services that enable community members to do their day-to-day work, including providing network access, computer labs, software, printing, user file storage, and end-point device backups.

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