Georgetown Wireless Services provides over-the-air access to the university computing network and the Internet; data is transmitted over radio waves between your computer and special access points.
Georgetown Wireless Services eliminates the need for data jacks and cables, allowing for truly mobile computing.
All members of the university community, including students, faculty, staff, and other affiliates, as well as visitors, can use Georgetown Wireless Services. No special accounts or provisioning are required. Individual users or departments may need to purchase 802.11b or 802.11n-compatible wireless cards for devices.
Georgetown Wireless Services is available in multiple locations around campus. Although you may be able to connect in other locations, access to Georgetown Wireless Services is not guaranteed or supported outside of the areas where UIS provides service. Check the wireless networks locations listing for specific areas.
Georgetown Wireless Services Networks
Depending on where you are located on campus, some or all of the following wireless networks will be available:
Supporting Georgetown Wireless Services
Georgetown Wireless Services supports any device that complies with the 802.11b or 802.11n standard. Although many operating systems and client applications can be used to configure and connect with a wireless device, UIS only provides support for Windows 7 and Mac OS X (10.6 through 10.10). UIS will also provide "best effort" support for other devices, such as smartphones (i.e., iPhone) and other handheld devices. Step-by-step setup instructions are available for the above operating systems.
Reporting a Problem
If you have trouble connecting or getting a signal in an area listed in Georgetown Wireless Services's covered locations, please be sure report it to your Help Desk by calling 202-687-4949 or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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