Network & Internet Access

network

The Division of Information Technology provides a variety of wired and wireless network and Internet services to GW students, faculty, staff and visitors. The division works to support, monitor and optimize network performance while maximizing network security and availability. 

Wireless Internet Access

GWireless

GWireless is a secure wireless network that uses an authentication method that works with a variety of computers, Apple iOS mobile devices and a variety of Android devices. GWireless automatically connects devices to the Internet, and once users are connected, they will not have to log in to the system again. GW community members may log into GWireless using their GW NetIDs (the GW NetID is the part of a GW email address before the “@” symbol) and the passwords that correspond to their NetIDs.

eduroam

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, and it allows students from member institutions to connect to the Internet across campus and when visiting other participating institutions using their full GW email (netid@gwu.edu) and the passwords that correspond to their NetIDs. For more information and a list of participating U.S. institutions, visit “Where can I eduroam?”.

GWired Internet Access

GWired provides students living in the residence hall system with a high speed wired network connection.  Students can sign out equipment for their wired Internet connections from the IT Support Center by calling 202-994-GWIT (4948). 

Wired Internet Access

This service provides Internet connectivity to classrooms, residence halls and offices across the university, as well as access to University tenants. Wired connectivity is faster, more secure and more robust than wireless internet access. It is also used to support GW unified communications voice services like desk phones, faxes, and call-centers.

Wired connections are $28/month per data jack and may be subject to an additional one time installation fee, if a new jack is required.  The standard connection provided is up to 1GB capable. For adds, moves and changes please submit a request.

The scheduled maintenance window for this service will be every other Wednesday 2:00 am - 5:00 am. Customers are asked to limit access to the service during this time, as services may be unavailable or unreliable. Customers will be notified in advance if the maintenance window will be utilized.

For support, please contact the IT Support Center (ITSC) at (202)-994-4948. The ITSC can also be contacted by email at ithelp@gwu.edu or by opening a web request at http://it.gwu.edu.

Wireless Internet Access

GWireless

GWireless is a secure wireless network that uses an authentication method that works with a variety of computers, Apple iOS mobile devices and a variety of Android devices. GWireless automatically connects devices to the Internet, and once users are connected, they will not have to log in to the system again. GW community members may log into GWireless using their GW NetIDs (the GW NetID is the part of a GW email address before the “@” symbol) and the passwords that correspond to their NetIDs.

eduroam

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, and it allows students from member institutions to connect to the Internet across campus and when visiting other participating institutions using their full GW email (netid@gwu.edu) and the passwords that correspond to their NetIDs. For more information and a list of participating U.S. institutions, visit “Where can I eduroam?”.

Wireless Internet Access

GWconnect

GWconnect is a wireless network that is reserved for guests of the university including parents, university event attendees and other visitors. 

Connect to GWconnect

 

 

eduroam

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community, and it allows visitors from participating institutions to connect to the Internet across GW's campuses and when visiting other participating institutions using their university login credentials. For more information and a list of participating U.S. institutions, visit “Where can I eduroam?”.