The Georgia Tech LAWN (Local Area Walkup & Wireless Network) is designed for students, faculty, staff, and institute guests who are mobile network users. The LAWN gives mobile users access to the Internet and most campus computing resources. LAWN access is available from nearly every building on campus including offices, labs, classrooms, student residence halls, and some outdoor spaces. Some campus locations, the library and many classrooms for example, also provide wired (Ethernet) LAWN ports. The following Wi-Fi networks (SSIDs) make up LAWN:
- eduroam is a secure world-wide roaming authentication service which allows users from participating members of the research and education community to connect to WiFi networks when visiting eduroam community member locations. eduroam allows GT users to access Wi-Fi throughout the campus and when traveling. Visitors from institutions participating in eduroam to login to LAWN without the need for guest sponsorships or visitor passes.
- GTother provides a connection method for wireless devices that are not enabled with WPA2 Enterprise authentication and thus cannot connect to the eduroam network. GTother uses WPA2 with PSK (pre-shared key) authentication and web based authentication of users.
- GTvisitor is the commercial wired and wireless network service for campus visitors providing seamless wireless mobility throughout the campus, and is available at all wireless locations on the Atlanta and Savannah campuses, including the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.