On 07/30/2012 a new SSID, "GTother" will be put into service to replace the old WEP based "GTwireless". The difference in "GTother" and "GTwireless" are:
- The SSID will be protected by WPA2-PSK (AES) shared key
- Because of the WPA2-PSK (AES) method, 802.11n speeds are now possible on that SSID.
- All firewall bypasses for VPNs will be removed from "GTother" and (while it is still around) "GTwireless". Those users should really be on "GTwpa" if they want the autologin features.
- The "remember me for X days" will be removed from the LAWN Authenticate page. Users who want consistent logins, should be using "GTwpa".
- 802.11b data rates will be turned off. The minimum connection for "GTother" will be 802.11g capable devices.
For more information about "GTother", see the LAWN website at: http://www.lawn.gatech.edu
"GTwireless" will be retired on
and removed from the SSID list. Once the transition to "GTother" is complete, we will begin the next phase of bringing up the SSID "GTwifi" to replace "GTwpa". We found that "GTwifi" is more descriptive of what people are used to seeing in many other locations and encourages its use by standing out. "GTwifi" will behave exactly like "GTwpa" and will be the preferred SSID for most users. Information on this will be released as plans are finalized.
As of 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 9, 2012 the certificate for GTwpa (gtwpa.lawn.gatech.edu) was renewed and upgraded to a 2048-bit key from 1024-bit.
This certificate change will require ALL wireless internet users to accept a new certificate for their GTwpa connection.
Instructions for iPhone/iPad users can be found below.
Most modern devices will be able to utilize the new, larger 2048-bit key. However, exhaustive testing was not feasible for all WPA-Enterprise capable devices.
It is possible that some older devices will not be able to use the new key.
If you have any questions or issues regarding this change, please contact the Technology Support Center at email@example.com.
You can also contact the support center @ 404-894-7173.
Note: For iPhone/iPad users, you may have to:
- Tap on "Settings" on your Home screen and select "Wi-Fi" near the top.
- Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on
- Click on "GTwpa" and then click "Forget this network".
- Restart your device.
- Once restarted, repeat steps 1 & 2 above.
- Now, click on "GTwpa".
- Enter your GT account username and password. (NOTE: This is the same GT account username and password you use to log into Passport, My GaTech and Buzzport.)
- Accept the new certificate.
- Start browsing the internet on your device as you were previously did before the upgrade.