The Georgia Tech LAWN (Local Area Walkup & Wireless Network) is designed for students, faculty, staff, and institute guests who are mobile network users. The LAWN gives mobile users access to the Internet and most campus computing resources. LAWN access is available from nearly every building on campus including offices, labs, classrooms, student residence halls, and some outdoor spaces. Some campus locations, the library and many classrooms for example, also provide wired (Ethernet) LAWN ports. eduroam, GTother and GTvisitor (SSIDs) make up LAWN.
Wireless internet access is available across campus housing to service your academic and recreational needs. There is no limit to the number of devices that a student can have connected to the wireless network at one time. Wireless speeds in residence halls, when used with compatible hardware1, can reach upwards of 50 Mbps. We recommend using wireless hardware that is "dual-band" capable (2.4 and 5 GHz) for the highest speeds and reliability.
1Wireless networks on campus support devices with 802.11 AC, N, and G-equipped network cards. Devices with Wireless B-only compatibility will not be able to use wireless internet on campus.
There are three different wireless networks available for connection across campus.
eduroam is the preferred wireless network for use on campus. This network allows you to connect to a variety of participating institutions automatically without having to re-authenticate each time. More information on eduroam can be found here.
GTother is for devices that are not compatible with WPA2 Enterprise, the security protocol used by eduroam. This network requires users to either authenticate manually each time they connect to the network, or register the device with us using this form. This network is most commonly used by game consoles, smart TVs, streaming sticks, and other consumer electronic devices. Instructions on connecting to GTother can be found here.
GTvisitor is used for campus visitors who do not have a GT account. Anyone may connect for free for 3 Mbps, or purchase a pass for higher speeds. More information on GTvisitor can be found here.