Network Engineering & Technology
George Mason University
Aquia Building, Mailstop 1B5
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax VA, 2030-4444
Page Updated: December 14, 2012
Mason’s University-Wide Data Network is a combination of wired Ethernet connectivity to all of the buildings on Mason’s campuses and a wireless network that provides wireless connectivity to most areas of Mason’s Campuses.
Currently, the Mason’s University-Wide Network is comprised of three sub-networks, the Mason General Network (Mason), the Mason Residential Network (MasonResNet), and Mason Secure Wireless Network (MASON-SECURE).
The icons below will appear on pages that are specific to those networks. Click on the icon below for more information about that network.
The Mason General Network (Mason) consists of wired and wireless access across all of the Mason campuses. The Mason network has access located in every university building and includes wired ports in public spaces like the Johnson Center and student unions. In addition, Mason consists of wireless access points. Mason users can use their Patriot Pass NetID (e-mail username and password) to log on to a wired or wireless access point of Mason from nearly every part of the Mason campuses. This network is unencrypted.
The Mason Residential Network (MasonResNet) is located on the Fairfax Campus. Resident Hall occupants can use their Patriot Pass NetID (e-mail username and password) to log on to a wired or wireless access point of MasonResNet from nearly every part of the Fairfax campus. The network is designed so that a student could travel from Residence Hall to classroom without dropping their wireless signal. This network is unencrypted.