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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.

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.

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 to request a MyID. If you are a visitor to UGA and ineligible for a MyID, please contact the EITS Help Desk for assistance.

Another wireless network option is eduroam, which is available on campus and at other eduroam schools for UGA students, faculty and staff.

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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