Technology Services

Wireless Networking

The University currently provides 802.11abgn connectivity standards on the network. The wireless network provides Internet access for students, employees, and guests of the University.


Campus Coverage

Wireless access is currently available in all academic/administrative buildings and all student residence areas at the Boiling Springs, NC location, as well as many outdoor areas. Additionally, wireless access is available at the Charlotte and Statesville campuses.


Wireless Networks Available

“gaming”: This network, as the name suggests, is to be utilized if you have a gaming console on the network (playstation, wii, xbox, etc).

 

“wirelessdawgsN”: This network is to be used if you have a laptop or mobile device with the 802.11a or 802.11an standards and your laptop can see/connect to it.

 

“wirelessdawgs”: If you cannot connect to wirelessdawgsN, this network should be used for laptops and mobile devices.


Wireless vs. Wired Access

If you are a resident student and you do NOT live in Apartments G, I or J, you have a 1Gbps wired internet connection in your bedroom. If you are having issues with the wireless network (slowness, lack of signal, disconnects, etc), one option is to utilize this wired port. Simply connect an Ethernet cable from the port (which is usually colored orange) to your laptop or gaming console. If you do a lot of streaming (Netflix, for instance), it is recommended that you use the wire as it is a faster connection than wireless.


Registering for a Gaming Console

If you have a gaming console, it will need to be registered in Bradford the first time you use it. To do this, from your laptop, browse to http://gwumanage.gardner-webb.edu/registration/ and click on the option for registering a gaming device. You will need the MAC/physical address of the gaming console, which can usually be found in the “Network Settings” on the console.


Comments, Questions, Suggestions

We welcome your comments, questions, or suggestions about the wireless network. Please send email to our team at
wireless@gardner-webb.edu.

 

For more information, email detech@gardner-webb.edu or call (704) 406-4647