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GS Wireless Networks

What is GS Wireless?

GS Wireless Logo

GS Wireless, Georgia Southern’s wireless network system, is comprised of three wireless networks (or SSIDs) that can be used by Georgia Southern students; Georgia Southern, Armstrong, and Liberty Center faculty and staff; and University guests:

GSCampus is a secure wireless network designed to protect private data from intruders and identity thieves. When you use GSCampus, data flowing between your wireless computer, tablet, or phone and the main Georgia Southern network is encrypted so that private information remains private.

GSGuest, an unsecured, open network, is designed to permit campus guests to register for access and use GS Wireless while on campus.

GSDevice, another unsecured, open network, is designed to allow the connection of devices, such as gaming consoles and smart TVs, to GS Wireless by completing an online registration.

GS Wireless Locations

The GS Wireless networks are available all across the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus. Here are some of the places where you can connect:

  • Academic buildings
  • On the Pedestrium
  • Residence halls
  • Henderson Library
  • Russell Union
  • Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
  • Performing Arts Center (PAC)
  • In most Administration and support buildings

 

Click on a tab below for more information and configuration instructions.

GSCampus Wireless

The proliferation of cyber crime makes it necessary to take steps to protect sensitive information from those that would use it to compromise personal and University data. The GSCampus wireless network uses a secure authentication mechanism known as WPA2-Enterprise and and the 802.1X wireless security protocol to encrypt data over the wireless link.

Networking and Telecommunications (NetTel) maintains a primary secured wireless network:

  • GSCampus – found in residence halls as well as in academic, administration, support buildings, and outdoor venues on the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus.

Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff as well as Armstrong State University faculty and staff can use GSCampus by setting up devices using the following steps.

Windows 7
Your computer may automatically connect to the GSCampus Wireless after following these steps:
Click on the wireless network in the lower right corner of your Windows 7 screen.Windows 7 Wireless Icon Pointer

 

Select the GSCampus network and click the “Connect” button.
Select Secured Net Windows 7

 

Accept the “Windows Security Alert” by clicking the “Connect” button.
Windows 7 Security Alert

 

Complete Network Authentication:
Enter “AD\[MyGS or Port User Name]” in the User Name box. Substitute your MyGS or Port user name for “[User Name].”
Do not include the quotes.
Enter Credentials in Windows 7

 

Open a web browser and go to a web page. If the page loads, you are connected. If you have a problem, please follow the manual configuration steps below or contact MyTech Support at (912) 478-2287 or your local departmental technical specialist.

Manual Configuration Steps:
Open Control Panel and then open Network and Sharing Center.
Windows 7 Network and Sharing

 

Right click the GSCampus wireless network and then click “Properties.”
Windows 7 Manage Wireless Nets

 

Click on the “Security” tab (to the right of the “Connection” tab).
Windows 7 Secure Wireless Net Properties

 

Make sure that “Security Type” is set to “WPA2-Enterprise”
Set “Encryption Type” to “AES”
Set “Authentication Method” to “PEAP”
Windows 7 Wireless Network Properties Security Tab

 

Click the “Advanced Settings” button.
Set “Authentication Mode” to “User Authentication.”
Windows 7 Secure Wireless Advanced Settings

 

Back on the Secure Network Properties window Click the Security Tab, if not already selected.
Click on the Settings button to the right of the “Microsoft: Protected EAP” method bar.
Windows 7 Wireless Network Properties Security Tab

Click the Configuration button next to the Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) selection bar.
Protected EAP Properties

Uncheck the “Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)” box.
EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties

Click OK and close all open configuration windows. Your computer is now configured to use the GSCampus network.

If you have problems after manual configuration, please contact MyTech Support at (912) 478-2287 or your local departmental technical specialist.

Windows 8.1
Your computer may automatically connect to the GSCampus Wireless after following these steps:Click on the wireless network in the lower right corner of your Windows 8.1 screen to reveal the wireless network list.
Windows 8.1 Wireless Network List

 

Click on the “GSCampus” wireless network.
Check “Connect Automatically” if you wish for the secure network to connect automatically when in range.
Click the “Connect” button to proceed.
Windows 8.1 Connect to GSCampus

 

Windows 8.1 will ask you if you want to continue connecting. If you are in a Georgia Southern facility or in an outdoor venue on the Georgia Southern campus, you may safely continue connecting.
Click the “Connect” button.
Windows 81 Connection Challenge

 

Make sure that the “Use my Windows user account” is UNCHECKED.
Enter your MyGS or Port User name and password.
Click the “OK” button.
Windows 81 Enter Credentials

 

Windows 8.1 may ask you again if you want to continue connecting as a security challenge.
If you are in a Georgia Southern facility or on a campus outdoor venue, you may click the “Connect” button.
Windows 81 Connection Challenge

 

Click OK and close all open configuration windows. Your computer is now configured to use the GSCampus network.

If you have problems with your connection to GSCampus, please contact the Service Desk at (912) 478-2287 or your departmental Technical Specialist.

Windows 10
Your computer may automatically connect to the GSCampus Wireless after following these steps:Click on the wireless network in the lower right corner of your Windows 10 screen.
Windows 10 Network List

 

Click on the “GSCampus” wireless network.
Check “Connect Automatically” if you wish for the secure network to connect automatically when in range.
Click the “Connect” button to proceed.
Windows 10 Network List Select GSCampus

 

Windows 10 will ask you if you want to continue connecting. If you are in a Georgia Southern facility or in an outdoor venue on the Georgia Southern campus, you may safely continue connecting.
Click the “Connect” button.
4 Windows 10 Wireless Continue Connecting

 

Make sure that the “Use my Windows user account” is UNCHECKED.
Enter your MyGS or Port User name and password.
Click the “OK” button.
Windows 10 Enter Credentials Uncheck Use Windows Account

 

Windows 10 may ask you again if you want to continue connecting as a security challenge.
If you are in a Georgia Southern facility or on a campus outdoor venue, you may click the “Connect” button.
Windows 10 Continue Connecting

 

Click OK and close all open configuration windows. Your computer is now configured to use the GSCampus network.

If you have problems with your connection to GSCampus, please contact the Service Desk at (912) 478-2287 or your departmental Technical Specialist.

Apple OS X
Click on the Wireless Network icon to open a list of available networks (it’s highlighted in blue in this example) in the upper right margin of the OS X home page.
Click on “GSCampus” or “gscampus” in the list of available networks.
OS X Wireless Drop Down Menu

 

The credentials screen will appear.
Mode should be “Automatic”
Enter your MyGS or Port ID and password
Make sure that the “Remember this network” is checked.
When all credentials have been entered and all options have been set, click the “Join” button.
OS X Wireless Menu with Credentials

 

You should be connected to the “GSCampus” network. If you have any problems, please contact MyTech Support at (912-478-2287) or your local technology specialist for assistance.

When using Apple Mac OS X, you may receive a “Verify Certificate” message when moving between access points (for example, going between buildings on campus).

OS X Authentication Verification

When this happens, you may safely click “Continue.” If you still have trouble connecting to GSCampus, you may turn off the wireless function on your Mac and turn it back on. To do this, click on the Wireless Network icon on the top of the screen, select “Turn off wireless” option to turn off the wireless. Wait just a few seconds and then turn it back on. You should be able to connect to GSCampus. If you still encounter trouble, please contact MyTech Support at 912-478-2287 or helpdesk@georgiasouthern.edu.

Apple iOS

 

Open Settings
iOS Main Screen

 

Tap “Wi-Fi”
iOS Settings

 

Find “GSCampus” in the network list on the right side of the screen.
Tap “GSCampus”
iOS Settings and Select GSCampus

 

A window entitled “Enter Password” will appear. It is requesting your MyGS or Port user name and password.
Enter them in the proper places and tap “Join.”
iOS Enter Credentials

 

A new window entitled “Certificate” will appear. You will see “Not Verified” or “Not Trusted” in red.
Tap “Accept” on the right or “Trust” in the upper right corner.
iOS Certificate Acceptance

OR
Certificate Trust

 

At this point, you will be connected to the GSCampus network. If you experience problems, please contact MyTech Support at (912-478-2287) or your local Technical Specialist.

 

Android
Go into Android settings (different manufacturers will have slightly different looks and clicks. These examples come from the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)
Tap “Wi-Fi”
Select Wi-Fi Settings

 

Android will search for wireless networks in range.
Android scanning for networks

 

When “GSCampus” appears on the list, tap it to begin configuration.
Android Network List

 

Make sure these configurations are set:

  1. Under “EAP method,” select “PEAP”
  2. Under “Phase 2 Authentication,” select “MSCHAPV2”
  3. Under “CA Certificate,” leave the selection as “unspecified”
  4. Under “Identity,” enter your MyGS or Port ID
  5. Leave “Anonymous Identity” blank
  6. Under “Password,” enter your MyGS or Port password
  7. Tap “Connect”

Android Security Settings

 

Your Android device should now connect to the GSCampus network. If you experience problems, please contact MyTech Support at (912-478-2287) or your local Technical Specialist.
Android Connected to GSCampus

Chromebook
Turn on your Chromebook computer
The “Network not available” window will appear.
Network not Available

 

If the “Network not Available” doesn’t appear, click the wireless networking icon in the lower right of the screen.
Chromebook Wireless Icon

 

Chromebook will search for wireless networks in range. If you’re in a campus facility, you will see “gscampus.”
Click “gscampus.”
Available Networks

 

If GSCampus has not been set up before, the “Join network” window will appear.
Join Network Window

 

The “SSID:” will read “gscampus.”
Change “Phase 2 authentication” to read “MSCHAPv2”
Phase 2 Authentication

 

Change “Server CA Certificate” to “Do not check.”
Server CA Certificate

 

Enter your MyGeorgiaSouthern or Port ID  in the “Identity” box.
Identity Box

 

Enter your MyGeorgiaSouthern or Port password in the “Password” box. Please note that you will have to update this box when you change your MyGeorgiaSouthern or Port password.
Password Box

 

Leave the “Anonymous Identity” box blank.
Ensure that the “Save identity and password” box is checked.
Click “Connect.”
Connect Chromebook to Network

 

Your Chromebook device should now connect to the GSCampus network. If you experience problems, please contact MyTech Support at (912-478-2287) or your local Technical Specialist.

GSGuest Wireless

In some cases it is preferable or necessary to leave a network open. For example, when a guest comes to campus for a few days, they don’t have a MyGeorgiaSouthern or Port ID. To make connecting convenient, they can just register online and start using the network right away. A GSGuest account will be good for five days after which a new registration will be required.

GSGuest is a non-secure, open network.

Follow these steps to connect to the GSGuest wireless network.
  1. Open the wireless network list on your device.
  2. Connect to the GSGuest wireless network.
  3. Open your web browser.
  4. Navigate to GeorgiaSouthern.edu.
  5. The website will not show up immediately. Instead, the Registration Portal screen will be presented.
    GSGuest Portal Screen

     

  6. If you already have an account, enter your account user name/password and click the “Sign On” button. You’ll be connected to the GSGuest wireless network.
  7. Please remember that GSGuest is an open network. Information transmitted across GSGuest is not encrypted. Please take care to ensure that you safeguard your personal information as you use the network.

If you have problems connecting to GSGuest, please contact MyTech Support at (912) 478-2287.

Click here for steps if you do not have an account.

GSGuest Portal Screen

 

Enter the information as requested.
Click the “Register” button.

GSGuest Create Account Page

 

The GSGuest registration service will indicate that your account has been created and will display your account information.

You will also receive a text message and an email containing your account information. So that you will know that the information is genuine, the sender of the email will be gswireless@georgiasouthern.edu.

GSGuest Account Created Example Page

 

Click on the “Sign On” button to start using the GSGuest.

GSGuest Login Success Example Page

 

If you have problems connecting to GSGuest, please contact MyTech Support at (912) 478-2287.

GSDevice Wireless

Devices such as gaming consoles, Smart TVs, and streaming devices connect to the GSDevice wireless network.

GSDevice is a non-secure, open network.

Please use these instructions to set up a connection for these types of devices. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk at (912) 478-2287 or your departmental technical specialist.

PLEASE NOTE: Nintendo Wii Consoles must use a wired connection to access the Georgia Southern Network.

You’ll need to find your device’s MAC address (MAC stands for Media Access Control and refers to the unique identifier for your hardware). Click here for instructions for locating the MAC address of major brands of consoles and other devices.

Follow these steps to register a device on GSDevice
Go to GeorgiaSouthern.edu/WirelessDeviceReg to begin the process.
Enter your MyGS User Name and PasswordGSDevice Portal Screen

 

Next is the Manage Devices Screen. Here you’ll see a list of up to five devices you’ve registered.
To edit or delete devices, follow the on-screen prompts
To add a new device, click the “Add” button.
GSDevice Add Device Screen

 

On the “Add Device” screen, enter the required information.

  1. The Device Name is a descriptive name that you assign to your device (e.g., Paul’s Apple TV)
  2. The MAC address is the MAC address, device ID, wireless ID, or hardware address that you located in the set up information for your device. Be sure to enter it in this format: AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. There are 12 characters in the MAC Address that may include integers and upper case letters A through F
    Click here for instructions for locating the MAC address of major brands of consoles and other devices.
  3. Use the description to give a more complete explanation of the device you’re registering.
    When finished, click the “Submit” button.

GSDevice Device Information Screen

 

Upon submission of your device’s information, you’ll be returned to the Manage Devices page that will now display your newly registered device.
GSDevice Device Added Screen

 

You may add additional devices (up to five in total) or you may close the browser screen.
Your device is now ready to connect to the GSDevice network.

 

If you have problems connecting to GSDevice, please contact MyTech Support at (912) 478-2287.

Last updated: 10/23/2017