Protecting the institutional data of Georgia Gwinnett College is a top priority for GGC’s Information Systems and Security team. The team helps assure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of GGC’s information assets.

There are several ways that users can connect to the GGC network while using a wireless device (laptop, tablet or mobile phone). All of these methods are designed to provide both easy connectivity and data security.

Connecting to GGC Wireless Services

Students

eduroam, Wireless Roaming Internet Connectivity Service

eduroam is an international wireless roaming service that provides secure Internet connectivity. It is available at all campuses in the University System of Georgia, plus thousands of other locations including more than 600 colleges, universities, and research facilities in the U.S. and over 100 countries.

GGC faculty, staff and students may connect to wireless at any eduroam location by logging in with your GGC Claw Mail email address and password.

eduroam is recommended as the default option for GGC faculty, staff and students.

Device-specific Instructions
Windows Device
  1. Open WiFi/wireless settings icon on bottom right task bar.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless connections.
  3. Enter your GGC Claw Mail address and password.
Mac Computer
  1. Select eduroam from Wi-Fi section in menu bar.
  2. Enter GGC Claw Mail address and password.
  3. Click Join.
  4. Click on Continue when prompted to examine the server’s certificate.
  5. Enter username and password of user with admin access to make change if prompted.
iPhone/iPad (iOS)
  1. Click Settings (from home screen), click on Wi-Fi, select eduroam.
  2. Enter GGC Claw Mail address and password.
  3. Click Join.
  4. Click Trust when warned about the server certificate.
Android
  1. Click on Settings, click on Connections, click on Wi-Fi, select eduroam.
  2. Select PEAP for EAP method.
  3. Enter identity as GGC Claw Mail address.
  4. Enter GGC password.
  5. Select Don’t validate for CA Certificate.
  6. Click on Connect.

Please contact the GGC Helpdesk with questions: helpdesk.ggc.edu; helpdesk@ggc.edu; 678.407.5611.

GGC faculty, staff and students should not use the guest wireless limited connectivity option.

Faculty and Staff

eduroam, Wireless Roaming Internet Connectivity Service

eduroam is an international wireless roaming service that provides secure Internet connectivity. It is available at all campuses in the University System of Georgia, plus thousands of other locations including more than 600 colleges, universities, and research facilities in the U.S. and over 100 countries.

GGC faculty, staff and students may connect to wireless at any eduroam location by logging in with your GGC Claw Mail email address and password.

eduroam is recommended as the default option for GGC faculty, staff and students.

Device-specific Instructions
Windows Device
  1. Open WiFi/wireless settings icon on bottom right task bar.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless connections.
  3. Enter your GGC Claw Mail address and password.
Mac Computer
  1. Select eduroam from Wi-Fi section in menu bar.
  2. Enter GGC Claw Mail address and password.
  3. Click Join.
  4. Click on Continue when prompted to examine the server’s certificate.
  5. Enter username and password of user with admin access to make change if prompted.
iPhone/iPad (iOS)
  1. Click Settings (from home screen), click on Wi-Fi, select eduroam.
  2. Enter GGC Claw Mail address and password.
  3. Click Join.
  4. Click Trust when warned about the server certificate.
Android
  1. Click on Settings, click on Connections, click on Wi-Fi, select eduroam.
  2. Select PEAP for EAP method.
  3. Enter identity as GGC Claw Mail address.
  4. Enter GGC password.
  5. Select Don’t validate for CA Certificate.
  6. Click on Connect.

GGC Wireless

GGC Wireless is a service that allows users to securely connect to the Internet on the GGC campus while inside buildings and in outdoor common spaces. Faculty, staff and students can logon to GGC Wireless using their GGC user ID and password.

To access GGC Wireless while on campus, do a wi-fi search and select “GGC Wireless” from the list of providers. Then, follow the instructions to logon.

Please contact the GGC Helpdesk with questions: helpdesk.ggc.edu; helpdesk@ggc.edu; 678.407.5611.

GGC faculty, staff and students should not use the guest wireless limited connectivity option.

Visitors and Guests

eduroam, Wireless Roaming Internet Connectivity Service

eduroam is an international wireless roaming service that provides secure Internet connectivity. It is available at all campuses in the University System of Georgia, plus thousands of other locations including more than 600 colleges, universities, and research facilities in the U.S. and over 100 countries.

Visitors to the GGC campus who are not affiliated with an institution that is supported by eduroam may connect to the Internet using the GGC guest wireless connection.

GGC Guest Wireless

GGC guest wireless provides limited connectivity to GGC internal resources, but will also allow access to the World Wide Web.

GGC faculty, staff and students should not use the guest wireless limited connectivity option.

Personally Owned Device Protection

GGC requests that any device connected to GGC wireless services be protected using security best practices. These recommendations apply to all computers, tablets and phones.

  • Install all available operating system and software updates. They are released to address security and usability issues. They often address active threats and should be installed as soon as possible.
  • Do not use end of life operating systems or software. Upgrade as soon as possible after new versions are released.
  • The native malware and security protections in Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and other operating systems are sufficient to protect your device.
  • Enable native firewall protection if available.
  • Enable native whole disk encryption if available.
  • If you choose to install an alternate security protection suite, be sure that it’s a reputable tool and that you keep it up to date.