Connecting to the Wireless Network

The University offers several ways to connect to the wireless network:


SaxaNet is a secure wireless connection available to all current Georgetown students, faculty and staff, which requires you to login with your netID and netID password. The first time you connect to SaxaNet, you will be taken to a Web page that will walk you through the process of configuring your computer.

If you have not changed your netID password since 2009, it may be necessary to update it to comply with Georgetown's password security requirements.

More information regarding SaxaNet, including instruction for manual configuration of specific devices, is available on the SaxaNet Secure Wireless Network page maintained by UIS.


GuestNet provides Internet access for visitors, and for other users without NetIDs.

Note that GuestNet is an open network, and is not encrypted. Printing is unavailable, and users attempting to access University services such as Google Mail, Canvas, or Box should do so using SaxaNet.

More information regarding GuestNet is available on the Georgetown Wireless Services page maintained by UIS.


Georgetown is a member of the Eduroam network, which is comprised of US and international higher education and research institutions.

Access to the Eduroam network is available to visiting students, faculty, and staff from higher education and research institutions that are part of the Eduroam network.


SaxaNet and GuestNet are available on all floors of Lauinger Library and Blommer Science Library.Troubleshooting

For more information on wireless network access, contact University Information Services at or (202) 687-4949.