GWconnect Connection

GWconnect is a wireless network that is reserved for guests of the university including parents, university event attendees and other visitors. 

Guests that are sponsored by a member of the GW community, have the ability to register for a sponsored account, which grants network access for a maximum of 90 days.

Other guests to the university have the ability to self-register themselves for an account, which grants network access for 72 hours.

  1. Access your device settings to connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. Select GWconnect from your available SSID (network) list.
  3. If you are prompted for a "cppm.it.gwu.edu" please accept or trust the certificate.
    Screenshot of CCPM Certificate
    NOTE: The certificate will show as "Not Trusted" because it's a GWU-generated local certificate and only valid for GW resources. Please accept as long as you see cppm.it.gwu.edu
  4. Open a web browser and you will be redirected to the GWConnect Splash Page automatically.
    Screenshot of GWConnect Splash Page
    If you are not, please navigate to my.gwu.edu to trigger the redirection.
  5. On the Splash Page, Click the "Click Here" link after the bolded, "Need an account?"
  6. Fill in the form and accept the GW wireless terms of use.
    Screenshot of GWConnect Sign In
  7. Click Register to submit.
    Screenshot of Account Created
  8. You will receive an email with your username and password.
    • If you have selected to have your credentials sent via SMS Text, you will receive a text as well.
  9. On the page displaying "Your account has been created" click "Click Here" in "Please Click Here to login"
  10. Enter the username and password and then click "Log In." You should now be connected to GWConnect.
  1. Access your device settings to connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. Select GWconnect from your available SSID (network) list.
  3. If you are prompted for a "cppm.it.gwu.edu" please accept or trust the certificate.
    Screenshot of CCPM Certificate
    NOTE: The certificate will show as "Not Trusted" because it's a GWU-generated local certificate and only valid for GW resources. Please accept as long as you see cppm.it.gwu.edu
  4. Open a web browser and you will be redirected to the GWConnect Splash Page automatically.
    If you are not, please navigate to my.gwu.edu to trigger the redirection.
    Screenshot of GWConnect Splash Page
  5. On the Splash Page, Click the link in the sentence, “If your visit has been sponsored"
    GWConnect Sponsored
  6. Fill in the form and accept the GW wireless terms of use.
  7. Click Register to submit.
  8. You will be presented with your username/password.
  9. Your sponsor will receive an email to approve your access and make adjustments to the expiration of your account.
  10. When the sponsor approves, you will automatically receive a text message.
  11. Click, “Log in”
  12. Enter the username and password given to log in.​