Wireless internet access is available across campus housing to service your academic 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. The only difference between the three is the method of authentication - speeds should be identical regardless of network selection.
GTwifi is the preferred wireless network for use on campus. This network offers the highest security of the three networks, and allows for automatic connection and authentication. Not all devices support GTwifi as it uses WPA2 Enterprise security - If this is the case with your device, you will need to use GTother. Instructions on connecting to GTwifi can be found here.
GTother is used for devices that are not compatible with WPA2 Enterprise security that is used by GTwifi. This network requires users to authenticate manually each time they connect to the network. 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. Visitors may purchase access to the network for a nominal fee on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. More information on GTvisitor can be found here.
Eduroam is used for campus visitors who are members of another institution that participates in eduroam. If you do not currently use eduroam at another institution, please continue using GTwifi. Both are equally secure and use the same infrastructure. More information on eduroam can be found here.
Devices equipped with only an 802.11b radio will not be able to connect to any Georgia Tech wireless networks. Due to the detrimental speed impact caused by 802.11b standards, our networks do not broadcast in a way that is compatible with those devices.
Known Incompatible Devices
- Fitbit Aria Scale
- Sony PSP
- Nintendo Wii (Original)
- Nintendo DS (Original)/DS Lite