How do I forget a wireless connection and add new one?

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 03:21pm

The certificate for Georgia Tech's wireless network will be updated on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 5AM. If you experience problems connecting to the wireless network on this date or after, follow the steps below to forget your current connection and re-connect to eduroam, the new preferred network on campus. This change will not affect devices connected to GTother or GTvisitor.

Click here to read more about the benefits of the eduroam network on campus as the replacement for GTwifi later this summer. It is also important to note that your devices should not be logged-in to both GTwifi and eduroam. Doing so may lead to connection issues.

Step 1

Disconnect or "forget" the current GT wireless connection from your devices ("GTwifi" and/or "eduroam").

 

Disconnecting iPhone Devices from GTWifi

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Tap on the "Wi-Fi" menu option.
  3. Tap on the blue info icon to the right of the GTwifi row.
  4. Tap on the "Forget This Network" button at the top of the screen.

Disconnecting mac OS Devices from GTWifi

  1. Open the System Preferences application
  2. Click on the "Network" menu option
  3. Ensure "Wi-Fi" is highlighted blue on the left menu by clicking on it
  4. If the lock on the bottom-left of the window is locked, click on it and type your password into the pop-up that comes up to allow you to make network changes
  5. Once done, click "Unlock"
  6. Click "Advanced..." on the bottom-right of the window
  7. Find "GTwifi" in the "Preferred Networks:" list
  8. Once found in the list, click on that row so that it is highlighted
  9. Finally, click the "–" button directly below the "Preferred Networks:" list to remove it from your automatically-joined networks.

Disconnecting Windows 10 Devices from GTWifi

  1. Click the Network icon on the lower-right of your screen. The icon looks like a set of signal bars.
  2. Click "Network Settings" on the pop-up
  3. Click on "Manage Wi-Fi Settings" on the window that opens up.
  4. Under the "Manage known networks" section, find GTwifi.
  5. Finally, click the "Forget" button to remove the network profile from your device.

Disconnecting Windows 8 Devices from GTWiFi

  1. Open the charm menu and click on "Settings", which is the bottom-most option
  2. On the bottom right of the Settings panel, click "Change PC Settings" to open the Settings app
  3. Click on "Network" on the left menu of the Settings app
  4. Click on "Manage known networks" to open a list of your previously-connected networks
  5. Find GTwifi in the list and click on it to select it.
  6. Finally, click on the "Forget" button to remove the network from your known networks.

Disconnecting Android Devices from GTWiFi

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device
  2. Tap on the "Wi-Fi" menu option
  3. Find GTwifi in the list and tap on it
  4. Tap on the "Forget" button to remove it from your list of known networks.
 

Step 2

Connect your devices to the network named eduroam using the special instruction below.

Special instruction: You will connect to eduroam using your Georgia Tech credentials as you normally would through GTwifi with one key difference. Your username is now your GT Account followed by "@gatech.edu" (Example: gburdell3@gatech.edu). This ensures you will be able to connect to eduroam at any of the participating institutions worldwide. 

Please note if you experience a "could not join" error when first connecting to eduroam, you may need to wait 4-5 minutes or reboot your device and try again.

 

Connecting iPhone Devices to eduroam

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Tap on the "Wi-Fi" menu option.
  3. Tap on the "eduroam" network.
  4. Your Username is your GT Account followed by "@gatech.edu" (Example: gburdell3@gatech.edu). Note: Your GT Account is the same username you use to log into Passport, BuzzPort and T-Square.
  5. Your Password is your normal Georgia Tech password.
  6. Tap "Join" on the top-right of the screen
  7. Finally, when presented with a modal asking about trusting the "lawn.gatech.edu" certificate, press the "Trust" button on the top-right of the screen.

Connecting mac OS Devices to eduroam

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar.
  2. Click on "eduroam" in the wireless network selection pop-up.
  3. Your Username is your GT Account followed by "@gatech.edu" (Example: gburdell3@gatech.edu). Note: Your GT Account is the same username you use to log into Passport, BuzzPort and T-Square.
  4. Your Password is your normal Georgia Tech password.
  5. Finally, click "Join" on the bottom-right of the authentication window.

Connecting Windows 10 Devices to eduroam

  1. Click on the Network icon on the lower-right of the screen. This icon looks like a set of signal bars.
  2. Find "eduroam" in the list of wireless networks and click on it to select it.
  3. Click on the "Connect" button to begin connecting to the eduroam network.
  4. For the username, enter your GT account followed by "@gatech.edu". For example, gburdell3@gatech.edu. Note: Your GT account is the same username you use to sign into Passport, BuzzPort and T-Square.
  5. For the password, enter your GT account's password.
  6. Then click on "Next".
  7. If you see a notification asking if you would like to trust a certificate, click "Accept", "Join", "Connect", or other affirmative-button to connect your device to the network.

Connecting Windows 8 Devices to eduroam

  1. Open the charm menu and click on "Settings", which is the bottom-most option.
  2. Click on the Wireless icon, which looks like a set of signal bars.
  3. Under the Wi-Fi list, find eduroam and click on it.
  4. Click the "Connect" button.
  5. For the username, enter your GT account followed by "@gatech.edu". For example, gburdell3@gatech.edu. Note: Your GT account is the same username you use to sign into Passport, BuzzPort and T-Square.
  6. For the password, enter your GT account's password.
  7. Once done, click "Next" to finish connecting to eduroam.

Connecting Android Devices to eduroam

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the "Wi-Fi" menu option.
  3. Find "eduroam" in the list and tap on it.
  4. For the username, enter your GT account followed by "@gatech.edu". For example, gburdell3@gatech.edu. Note: Your GT account is the same username you use to sign into Passport, BuzzPort and T-Square.
  5. For the password, enter your GT account's password.
  6. Once finished, click on the "Done", "Connect", "Next" or other affirmative-button to finish connecting to eduroam.

Need Help?

If you are having problems, see the LAWN Configuration Examples pages. These pages give guides specific to each operating system and contains step-by-step picture based instructions.