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Wireless Networks


The University of Georgia's preferred wireless network is PAWS-Secure, which is available throughout campus in classrooms, residence halls, offices, greenspaces and numerous buildings. PAWS-Secure is available to anyone with a valid UGA MyID, such as students, faculty and staff.

Most devices will automatically ask you to join PAWS-Secure, which encrypts data shared between a computer, laptop, phone and tablet and a wireless access point. PAWS-Secure requires just a one-time registration for your device. To access PAWS-Secure, provide your valid UGA MyID and password (the same as your UGAMail login and password). 

All UGA students, faculty and staff are encouraged to exclusively use PAWS-Secure for all of their personal and work-related devices. 

UGA students, faculty and staff also have access to eduroam, a free wireless network available on campus and at participating eduroam institutions. 

Guest Wireless Network

If you don't have a valid UGA MyID — such as if you are a campus visitor or vendor — you can connect to a guest wireless network.

The self-service guest wireless network, UGA_Visitors_Wifi, is available on the Athens campus for those visiting for new student orientation and other activities. 

Instructions for guest wireless access are available on the EITS Help Desk site.

Extended Campuses

PAWS-Secure is available for anyone with a MyID at UGA's extended campuses in Griffin, Buckhead and Gwinnett. Students, faculty and staff with a MyID at the Health Sciences Campus are encouraged to use MedPAWS-Secure. Guests in those locations may use the "Welcome to UGA" wireless network after receiving a guest account from the EITS Help Desk.

Like all UGA computing and network resources, the wireless network 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.

Please report areas with weak or no wireless coverage.

If you would like PAWS-Secure in your building(s), you can request wireless installation via this form.