The Office of Educational Technology provides a high level of reliability and privacy for all users of the GGC network.

In our effort to provide a secure and reliable networking environment, Georgia Gwinnett College reserves the right to monitor network activity on all network-connected devices. This includes personal devices when connected to the GGC network. Read the full Network and Internet Usage Procedures (PDF) for complete guidelines.

Connecting to Wireless

Students

  • Students will connect their devices to the GGC network via wireless connection using the network called “GGC Wireless.”
    • Students will be asked to enter their GGC username and password when logging in.
  • Students should not connect to the GGC network via a wired connection. Wired connections are for faculty and staff use only.
  • GGC's OET staff members will assist with connectivity failures and internet service disruption.
  • All wireless users connecting to the “GGC Wireless” network are warned against using file-sharing or peer-to-peer software such as BitTorrent, eMule, KaZaA, Limewire etc. for the illegal downloading of copyrighted material.
  • Any visitor or guest should not use the wired network with any personal computing device(s). The “GGC Guest” network is provided for visitor use. 

Faculty and Staff

  • All GGC-owned laptop and workstations should use the wired network as the primary method for accessing the internet and all GGC network resources. Wired connectivity provides greater security and reduces the usage load on the “GGC Wireless” network.
  • When a wired connection is not available, devices can be connected to the GGC network via wireless connection using the network called “GGC Wireless.”
  • Faculty and staff should not use the wired network with their personal computing devices.
  • Installation of peer-to-peer software such as BitTorrent, eMule, KaZaA, Limewire etc., for the illegal downloading of copyrighted material is prohibited on GGC-owned devices and equipment.
  • Any visitor or guest should not use the wired network with any personal computing device(s). The “GGC Guest” network is provided for visitor use.

Visitors and Guests

  • Visitors and guests should use the “GGC Guest” network that is provided for visitor use.
  • Visitors and guests are strictly prohibited from connecting any device to the GGC network via ethernet cable.
  • GGC will not be held legally responsible for connection failures, internet service disruption, hardware failures, non-compliant software or denials of service.

Virus and Spyware Prevention

GGC requests that antivirus and/or anti-spyware software be installed and active on all devices connected to the “GGC Wireless" Network

  • GGC minimally recommends using Microsoft Security Essentials for any device installed with Microsoft Windows 7 or 8. It is free to download.
  • GGC minimally recommends using Microsoft Defender for any devices installed with Microsoft Windows 10, which is a native application installed with Microsoft Windows 10.
  • GGC minimally recommends using Malwarebytes for MAC on all Apple devices. It is free to download.
Read more about information security basics