Secure Wireless (uog-wifi-secure)
Users who have never changed their UoG password or if you haven't changed it in over a year, we recommend you change it using the password change tool. They can then use the JoinNow tool to configure the wireless network for their devices. You can also manually* re-configure the wireless network by following the appropriate link below. For additional details on the benefits of the secure wireless network, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
1) Required: Change Your Password
Use the Password Change Utility to change your password and synchronize it with the wireless security server. You only need to do this once for all your devices. If you have not previously done so, change your password now. Find out more information regarding your password here.
2) Choose JoinNow or JoinNow Instructions for your Device
|Windows 7 / 8 *||Not Supported **|
|Windows 10 / 8.1||JoinNow - 10/8.1|
|Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6 **||Not Supported **|
|Mac OSX 10.9-10.13+||JoinNow - Mac 10.9+|
|iOS (iPhone and iPad)||JoinNow - iOS|
|Android||JoinNow - Android|
|BlackBerry *||Not Available **|
|Chromebook||JoinNow - Chromebook|
*NOTE: You can connect to uog-guest first and click on the "U of G secure wireless configuration utility" link in the guest login page to use JoinNow.
*NOTE: We do not recommend users to log into secure-wifi through the manual configuration settings due to potential security risks. More information about these risks can be found in this article Man in the Middle Attacks Explained. If manual configuration is necessary users can refer to these General WPA2 Enterprise Parameters to manually configure their devices for the uog-wifi-secure network with WPA2 Enterprise.
**NOTE: We do not support these devices or any other devices not running operating systems listed. Old operating systems such as Windows 7 / 8 or Mac OSX 10.5 / 10.6 are no longer being supported. We recommend upgrading your device to the most current operating system it is able to support. Our staff can provide you with best-effort assistance at the IT Help Desk, but we can not escalate the issue further. If you are still having problems with connecting the device to secure wireless, you may have to make changes on the device or change devices.
There are general WPA2 parameters you will need in order to configure a wireless device (such as Chrome OS, Kindle, Rasberry PI, etc) not listed above. Users can refer to these General WPA2 Enterprise Parameters to configure their devices for the uog-wifi-secure network with WPA2 Enterprise.
Why are we making the switch to uog-wifi-secure?
The primary objective of the new uog-wifi-secure network is to increase privacy and protection for our campus community.
Why is uog-wifi-secure safer?
The uog-wifi-secure wireless network has full encryption from the endpoint (your device) to the wireless access point, making data protection increasingly secure. This encryption greatly minimizes our vulnerability and provides a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community.
Who can access uog-wifi-secure?
This network is exclusive to University staff, faculty and students (those with central login accounts). It provides access to the internet as well as University systems that are not open to the public.
How will guests to the U of G campus access WiFi?
We will continue to have a guest WiFi service that can be accessed by individuals who do not have a central login account, in order for them to access the internet as well as publicly available services while on campus. The same guest pass sign-up process applies that has been in place before, and can be found at the page for guest network access.