Wired Network

Selected seats in the six large classrooms in Hazel Hall (120, 121, 221, 225, 329, 332) have Ethernet jacks that provide access to the Internet. Most of the seats also have electrical outlets for laptops. There are Ethernet ports in many of the law library's tables and carrels on the third and fourth floors. Electrical outlets are provided in many of the tables and carrels throughout the library, and USB ports for charging smart devices are available on the first and second floors. If you need to plug-in to a wired Ethernet jack, the technology staff in 362 of the law library can loan you a cable on a short-term basis. 

Wireless Networks

PLEASE NOTE:
Before you configure a Mason wireless network on your laptop or wireless device, you may need to change your GMU password. This is especially true if you have not changed your password in the last year. Go to Reset Your Patriot Pass Account and follow the instructions.

Mason's ITS department offers three broadcast wireless networks to the university community:

  • MASON-SECURE is an encrypted wireless network open to Mason faculty, staff, and students only. For information on how to configure Mason-Secure, see the ITS Knowledge Base on Wireless & Wired Networks.
  • eduroam is an encrypted wireless network open to members of the eduroam federation. This network is targeted to eduroam visitors and guests, but is open to the entire Mason community.
  • MASON is an unencrypted wireless network for registered devices and captive portal authentication. This network is targeted to visitors and guests, but is open to the entire Mason community. 

If you need help configuring your computer to use Mason-Secure, please do not hesitate to contact our technology staff: Room 362 Law Library, 703-993-4855; lawsupport@gmu.edu.

Coverage

The wireless network covers all floors in Hazel Hall and Founders' Hall and allows students, faculty, and staff members to use their laptop and other mobile devices to check e-mail and surf the Web without connecting to a wired, Ethernet port. The Mason wireless LAN service is designed to complement the existing Ethernet wired ports. While the service is convenient, wireless is inherently a best effort system due to the limitations of the technology.

If you are in an area of the building where you are not getting a good wireless connection, when you have an opportunity please send an email with the details including the exact location to lawsupport@gmu.edu.

Security

For better security and the most feature rich experience at Mason and beyond, ITS recommends everyone configure their devices for 802.1x authentication. To use MASON-SECURE and eduroam, you must configure your device for 802.1x Authentication.

Recommended Wireless Cards

All Wi-Fi certified 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11a products should work with Mason wireless service.

Note: Support for wireless protocol 802.11b has ended.

Other Information

Network Access at Mason
University Policy Number 1302 on Wireless Networking

Questions, Problems?

If you have any questions or need help with your wireless card, please contact Law School Technology Services at 993-4855 or lawsupport@gmu.edu. The Support Center (Room 362 of the Law Library) is generally open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.