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 four 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.
eduroam is the new, preferred wireless network for use on campus. This network will be replacing GTwifi starting Fall, 2018. 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.
GTwifi is no longer the preferred wireless network and will be shut down starting Fall 2018. This network formerly was the preferred wireless network to connect to on campus. Starting Fall 2018, this network will be shutdown and you will not be able to connect to GTwifi anymore. eduroam is the new wireless network replacing GTwifi. Instructions for connecting to eduroam can be found here.
GTother is used for devices that are not compatible with WPA2 Enterprise security that is used by eduroam. 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.
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