PAWS is the wireless gateway to the Internet and University of Georgia networking resources. It provides students, faculty, and staff unfettered access from much of the campus and downtown Athens.
To access PAWS, you will need a valid University of Georgia MyID and password (the same as your UGAMail login and password). If you are eligible for a MyID and have not obtained one, go to http://www.uga.edu/myid from a non-wireless connection.
Each time that you connect your wireless computer to the PAWS network, you will have to use a web browser to log in before allowed access.
Like all UGA computing and network resources, the PAWS system is solely for the use of authorized users for official purposes. Use of the system may be monitored and recorded by system personnel. Such monitoring is done to ensure quality of performance, but any activity that violates the UGA Computer Use Policies or provides evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity could be recorded and reported to appropriate authorities. Use of the system evidences an express consent to such monitoring and agreement to abide by the UGA Computer Use Policy.
In 2007, EITS began a project to deploy a centralized wireless (WiFi) network. Since then almost 2000 wireless access points have been installed across campus, giving students, faculty and staff almost ubiquitous wireless coverage. In the month of January, 2011, there were almost 25,000 unique users of the wireless network and over 1.4 million total logins.
If you would like PAWS in your building(s), you can request wireless installation via this form.