Wireless Networks

What is a wireless network?
A wireless network allows those without access to wired network ports access to online resources such as the Internet as well as the campus network. It does so using the 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network standard which allows communication between a device such as a laptop or smartphone and a wireless access point connected to the campus network.

What constitutes acceptable use of the wireless network?
See the UGA Policies on Use of Computers on the University Network at Although you may be on your laptop you are still using the University network. This means that you are bound by the acceptable use guidelines mentioned in the above link.

Where is the wireless network available?
There is currently wireless service in the following locations:

  • All Law School classrooms
  • Law Library
  • Law Library Annex
  • The bridge connecting the Law Library and Law Library Annex
  • Law School Mailroom
  • Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom
  • Law School Dean's Office
  • Rusk Center
  • Rusk Hall Boardroom
  • Rusk Hall Classroom K
  • Rusk Hall Fourth Floor Conference Room
  • Outside on Herty Field (a joint effort w/EITS)
  • As well as many other UGA locations

Keep in mind that these locations are simply where the wireless access points are located and that the signal may travel beyond those immediate areas.

How do I configure my wireless card to use the wireless network?
Most wireless cards will automatically detect the "PAWS Secure" wireless network. If your card must be set manually you should set your SSID to "PAWS Secure". If you are having trouble accessing the network, you can call or visit our help desk in the Law Library Annex(706-542-0895) or contact the UGA help desk directly(706-542-3106)

How do I access the wireless network once my wireless card has been configured properly?
Faculty, staff, and students with a MyID can complete a one-time setup of PAWS called PAWS Secure. PAWS Secure is the preferred connection for Faculty, Staff, and Students. This prevents having to log in each time to access the wireless network, and provides for a connection to the secured wireless networkThere are two ways to configure your device to connect to PAWS Secure:

1. Configure your device to connect automatically.
2. Manually configure your device with instructions on the EITS Help Desk site.

How do I print to law library / computer lab printers from my laptop?
Wireless printing is available for both PCs, Macs, and wireless devices through our print kiosk located in the copy room behind the reference desk. For more information see the EITS print kiosk support page.

For more information on the UGA wireless network please see: