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How Do I Access a Wireless Network?

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

In order to access PAWS-Secure or eduroam, 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 to request a MyID.

If you are a visitor to UGA and ineligible for a MyID, please connect to UGA_Visitors_Wifi using the following instructions:

  1. Navigate to the Wi-Fi settings area of the device you're trying to connect, and select UGA_Visitors_Wifi from the list. 
  2. After selecting UGA_Visitors_Wifi, your device should open up a web browser for you to sign into. If it does not do this automatically, navigate to your web browser and try to access a website of your choosing. The browser should automatically redirect to our access portal.
  3. You should see two options for gaining authorization on this network: email or SMS text, A verification code will be sent to you via one of these options. 
  4. Choose your verification options, enter the appropriate contact information and proceed to the next page. You will receive a verification code via email or text, which you must enter into the box provided. You are now connected to the network.

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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