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Category: Network, Internet & Telephone

Information on network, internet, and telephone access for Mason employees and students, as well as guests visiting the university.

802.1x Authentication

Service Summary 802.1x is the recommended method for connecting to campus wireless networks because it is the simplest and most secure way to get online.… (READ MORE)

Active Directory

Service Summary The Active Directory provides central authentication and authorization of all users and computers that connect to MESA, Mason’s information technology infrastructure that provides… (READ MORE)

Cable Television

Service Summary Residence halls are provided with on-campus basic cable service which provides more than 100 channels of programming. University Townhouses on Chain Bridge Road… (READ MORE)

Certificate Request

Service Summary SSL certificates are used to secure communications between a website, host, or server, and end users that are connecting to that server. An… (READ MORE)

Device Registration for Network Access

Service Summary ITS recommends that students, faculty, and staff, when possible, configure their wired and wireless network devices for 802.1x authentication. Unfortunately, some consumer electronics… (READ MORE)

Domain Name Server (DNS)

Service Summary Internet resources such as websites, servers, and printers are assigned domain names for identification purposes. A Domain Name Server (DNS) translates domain names… (READ MORE)


Service Summary Eduroam is a worldwide wireless access service, which was developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff… (READ MORE)


Service Summary The Mason network uses firewalls to protect university systems against unauthorized access and malicious attacks. Firewall security configuration is adjusted to accommodate university… (READ MORE)

Guest Network Access

Service Summary Guests of university faculty, staff, and students can self-register for internet access over Mason’s Wi-Fi network. Guest accounts are active for a period… (READ MORE)

ITS Supported Mobile Devices

Service Summary ITS provides setup instructions for most mobile devices (Apple and Android) and support on a limited basis. Mason does not issue or provide… (READ MORE)

Network Access

Service Summary George Mason University provides wired and wireless network access for faculty, staff, students, and guests in every campus facility. Access to the wired… (READ MORE)

Network Vulnerability Scanning

Service Summary The network vulnerability scanning application, managed by the IT Security Office, is a full-featured solution that allows for scanning of systems by authorized… (READ MORE)

Public Printer Network Access

Service Summary Faculty and Staff may special register a departmental printer to be accessible from any network. This allows Faculty and Staff to print to… (READ MORE)

Report an IT Security Incident

Service Summary The IT Security Office (ITSO) will assist faculty, staff, students, and alumni with containment, mitigation, and remediation of IT security incidents caused by:… (READ MORE)

Residence Hall Network

Service Summary Mason’s residence halls have dedicated wired and wireless networks optimized for resident student use. Both the wired and wireless networks require authentication or… (READ MORE)


Service Summary Shibboleth (Mason Federated Login) is a single sign-on (login) system that allows users to sign in using just one identity to various systems… (READ MORE)

Special Network Service Requests

Service Summary ITS can facilitate the acquisition and operation of dedicated network infrastructure components for research and other projects that require special network service. Examples… (READ MORE)

Telephone & Voice Mail Services

Service Summary Telephone lines and voice mailboxes are provided for faculty, staff, departmental spaces, and student organizations. Each department has an assigned Telecom Coordinator who… (READ MORE)

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Service Summary Mason uses Duo Security to deliver Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) when using your NetID and Patriot Pass Password to log in to Mason applications.… (READ MORE)

Windows Virtual Desktop

Service Summary The Windows Virtual Desktop service is secure remote access to a Windows desktop environment that provides access to Mason applications from off-campus.  The virtual desktop provides an experience similar to being on-campus,… (READ MORE)

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network

Service Summary Mason’s wireless (Wi-Fi) networks are designed to complement wired network services and provide convenient and secure access to network resources and the internet.… (READ MORE)