Gardner-Webb has moved to a wireless only campus. Several years ago all dorm rooms had wired ports. We no longer offer support for any ports that may or may not exist in your residence. Please use the wireless network for all access. If you encounter any problems please contact Technology Services at (704) 406-4647.
Guests of Gardner-Webb will be able to use a wireless network named GWUGuest
Access is granted for 1 hour increments.
If you are unable to connect, contact Technology Services – Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., located in Suttle Hall, (740) 406-4647. During nights and weekends leave a message with your name and phone number and any other necessary information.
Printers are allowed in student housing and must be connected using a USB cable provided by the student. Gardner-Webb does not support wireless printing within the student housing.
It is highly recommended that all students maintain a backup of all data (cloud, flash drive or external hard drive) and have access to Microsoft Office. Microsoft offers Gardner-Webb students a free edition, available at https://portal.office.com. Follow the steps presented using your personal computer where you would like to install your Microsoft Office.
Students have several options when adding Gardner-Webb email accounts to their smartphones. The Microsoft Exchange/Corporate Sync setup is the most common and allows full sync between the phone and the computer for email, contacts, and calendar.
Microsoft Exchange or Corporate Sync settings for Students:Email Address: < GWU email address >Password: < GWU password >Username: < GWU email address >Exchange server: outlook.office365.comDomain: Leave BlankSSL: YesAccept certificates: Yes
The Gardner-Webb Technology Services’ policy is to aid students with their Internet connection, anti-virus installation, and virus removal free of charge. However, due to the limited resources and manpower of the department, the same policy prohibits repairs outside of wireless access and viruses, during the business day, so we can focus primarily on servicing and maintaining university-owned computers and equipment. Technology Services’ technicians are available to perform repair services on PCs and Macs for students after 5:00 p.m. for a fee. The specific fee is determined based on necessary parts and labor and will be discussed with the student before any work is performed. There is no fee to diagnose the problem. These technicians, when performing these services, will be working as independent agents on their personal time and will not be acting on behalf of Gardner-Webb University. Arrangements for after-hours service may be made with technicians during the business day through the Technology Services’ department in Suttle Hall or at (704) 406-4647. This service, offered by the GWU Technology Services technicians, may be discontinued at any time.
Computers running illegal software will not be repaired.