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:
Navigate to the Wi-Fi settings area of the device you're trying to connect, and select UGA_Visitors_Wifi from the list.
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.
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.
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.
The articles listed below contain step-by-step guides on how to connect your device to the PAWS-Secure wireless network.
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.