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It is likely that you have multiple accounts with different usernames and passwords in use on the Georgia Tech campus. It can be confusing. In order to clearly determine what your GT Account Username and Password is and if the account is active, the following should help guide you:

Your Account

The format of the account username

Most faculty and staff accounts have a different format than student accounts.

  • Faculty & Staff account formats are fl###, where first and last initials are following by a set of numbers
  • Student accounts gt(x)####, where the x could be a third letter and the # are numbers.
  • Is the account active ?

    If it was created, it is most likely active. Sometimes it is not clear if it was created, especially if it was created for you and you were not aware of it. If you are faculty or staff, your Customer Support Representative (CSR) or departmental support staff might have created one for you. You can ask them if you are not sure. If you are a student, the FASET process might have help create it for you. In this case, calling the OIT Technology Support Center at 404-894-7173 will help you verify if this is the case. If you know how to use lookup (lu), you can check that way as well. Another way to know is if you get email requesting you to update your password, then your GT account is active.

    Your Password

    The password for this account is initially given to you in person on a printed card produced by the OIT Technology Support Center in the Resource Center on the bottom floor of the Library. You may change this password to something you can remember (this is highly recommended). This password will periodically expire. Do not worry, you will be warned and requested to change it via email. You may change it at any time by going to passport.gatech.edu.

    Getting a login page

    Are you unable to login? Are you having trouble getting a login page to open for you? There are two issues to consider.

  • Redirection
  • Javascript
  • Logging into LAWN

    The usual method for logging into lawn is via a web browser -- Firefox, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, etc. Users access and submit an HTML form containing their GT Account username and password, and are subsequently logged into LAWN.

    Another method is to login via the command line.

    Authenticating networked devices that lack a web browser can be done via the LAWN Device Login.

    Login Forum

    We welcome input into our Login forum. Please feel free to add to the forum below in regard to topics that relate to logging into LAWN. Our hope is that a contribution from the campus will enrich the information of this site for all to benefit.

    Please note that the forums are not meant as a replacement for the official OIT help system ServiceDesk (which can be reached via email, support@oit.gatech.edu, or via the phone at 404-894-7173).

    You must Login to LAWN Forums in order to post to this forum (HTTP cookies required).

    This forum discusses issues relate to logging into the network. This includes your username and password to access the wireless network or any javascript and redirection issues you have.
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    August 21, 2010, 12:03 pm

    New XBOX 360 Configuration:

    The New Xbox has wireless support built in, but doesn't support WPA2 Enterprise, so it must be logged in through GTwireless Device Login.

    The MAC address to use in device login is not the wireless mac address, but the WIRED mac address.

    Aside from this difference (which caused some problems over here at ResNET), it logs in like any other device.

    February 24, 2011, 5:46 pm

    Does anyone know if its possible to connect a Arduino with a Wfly shield to lawn?
    John M. Douglass

    March 23, 2011, 11:27 am

    March 23, 2011, 11:28 am

    @gazuolas3 - As was mentioned when we met in my office (just posting this for others to be aware of) the WiFly device you were attempting to use did not support WEP-40/65-bit, only WEP-128bit (which at the time of this writing) is not supported on GTwireless. There may be other similar products that do support 40-bit or 64-bit WEP or WPA1/2-Enterprise (WPA-PEAP) for use on GTwpa.

    April 22, 2011, 12:26 am

    I cannot seem to connect my Nintendo DS Lite to the wifi. I've set up the SSID and the WEP but it doesn't see any connection.

    March 28, 2012, 12:27 pm

    for some reason I try to log into GTWPA wireless, and they ask for authorization credentials. What do I do? I enter my user name and password and it does not work

    June 13, 2012, 1:39 pm

    I am having the same problem as gjijon3 when trying to log into GTWPA.

    January 6, 2013, 8:12 pm

    With the wii u, when I try to connect to GTwpa, it asks for the security code. What am I supposed to do?
    John M. Douglass

    January 7, 2013, 9:44 am

    @tdixon - If you look on this site, you will see links for instructions for GTother as well as one to obtain the Pre Shared Key. You will need this key to associate to GTother. The Wii-U will not do WPA2-Enterprise which is required for GTwpa/GTwifi. Now, each time you want to play, you will have to authenticate your Wii-U to LAWN either thru a web browser or by connecting to http://auth.lawn.gatech.edu and following the instructions to authenticate another device.

    January 13, 2013, 11:38 pm

    so I can't connect my wii to GTother, even with the given key. I keep getting the 51331 error. any ideas on what I can do or what i am doing wrong?
    John M. Douglass

    January 14, 2013, 10:07 am

    @nparham3 - When reporting issues it always helps to provide the MAC address of the device as well as the device TYPE. What is this thing you are trying to put on GTother?

    April 24, 2013, 2:09 pm

    I can't log in to LAWN on my computer. It takes too long (the waiting time) and doesn't connect.

    October 15, 2013, 1:19 pm

    I can't seem to log in my roku to GTother under device log in every time I put in my MAC address it says "MAC [****************] Not Found. Please make sure that your device has obtained an IP address via DHCP." However, I have no idea how to obtain an IP address via DHCP or even what that means. Help?
    John M. Douglass

    October 15, 2013, 3:32 pm

    @cyarborough3 - Best thing to do is to take your device to either OIT Technology Support Center (2nd Floor Clough) or if you live in the residence halls, contact ResNet at 404-894-0044.

    August 17, 2015, 11:06 am

    August 17, 2015, 11:06 am

    After some quick testing, it appears that IEEE 802.1X authentication for wired devices doesn't work. As someone who plugs into wired ethernet ports every day, is there a reason this can't be used as an alternative to the standard login page? Is there a place I can request that we get this set up?
    John M. Douglass

    August 17, 2015, 11:30 am

    @sgilliland7 - Those ports are currently not designed for 802.1x authentication. IF you are using wired LAWN, you can self register (this is only for wired LAWN users) on register.lawn.gatech.edu when you are logged into a wired LAWN port. (see www.lawn.gatech.edu/services/registration)

    October 19, 2015, 3:17 pm


    April 18, 2018, 12:09 pm

    Hello, I tried to log in GTOther today and I got this message: "THe MAC address of your device is unknown by our DHCP server. Make sure that the device is configured for DHCP and has optained a valid DHCP lease. For assistant please contact the OIT technology support center.."
    I tried to call OIT but no one picked up the phone. My MAC address is "CC-B0-DA-67-61-A3", I have ACER laptop with Windows 10 operating system. Could you pleas help me?Thank you


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