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The Division of IT offers two secure wireless networks--GWireless and GW1X--for students, faculty and staff to use.
GWireless provides GW community members access to a reliable and secure wireless Internet network on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses. GWireless provides students, staff and faculty with a complete online experience with more than 2,200 wireless access points (WAPs) ready for use.
To access GWireless, you will need:
- An 802/11b, 802.11g or higher wireless network card
- GW's virtual private network (VPN) web-based or desktop client downloaded and installed on your computer
- An active NetID
- A computer running Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.3 or later
- A compatible browser
To learn more about GWireless, visit the IT Support Center.
GW1X is a secure wireless network that uses an authentication method that works with Apple OS X computers, Apple iOS mobile devices and a variety of Android devices. GW1X automatically connects devices to the Internet, and once users are connected, they will not have to log in to the system again.
To learn more about GW1X and for instructions on how to set it up on your devices, please visit the IT Support Center website.