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Google Meet Setup Instructions

This help page is for an instructor, who can be a GU Faculty Member, a Research Scholar, or a person who has GU's institutional ID and wants to connect to the students for an Online Live Class or an Online Meeting in realtime.

You can connect up to 250 students at a time, from inside the GU domain. Please follow the following steps to set yourself up for Google Meet Class.



From within GU's high speed fibre optic network

Setup your firewall (proxy)
  • You should preferably have the latest Chrome browser. If you have not have it, get it now. However you may use Safari (for MacOS) and Edge (for Windows) as well.

  • Once in the Chrome, go to its Preference setting and then to the Advanced section and then to the Network settings and set up the proxy information shown below.

    Note that in some O/Ss such as in MacOS, Chrome does not have its own network settings, rather it uses your computer settings. In that case, please follow instructions for your computer to set up the following proxy (firewall) information.

    Proxy Server : 10.10.127.3
    Port.              : 3128
    User name.   : Do not use
    Password.     : Do not use


    If you are using your mobile phone to connect to Google Meet, then set the above connection for your mobile phone instead.

    If you are NOT using Chrome, then use the equivalent method to set as per the above settings.

Setup your meeting
  • In the Chrome browser (or your browser of choice), login to your Google account using your GU's institutional email ID (ending with @gauhati.ac.in).

  • This you can do by logging into your institutional email account.

  • After logging in, look for the 9-dot matrix just by the side of your account name on the top right corner of your browser window and click there. It should show a dropdown options, from which you should choose Meet (see the image below).




  • In the Meet window, click on the + sign which says Join or start a meeting. It will ask for the name of your meeting, which you can leave blank. It will now show the Meet window with your face (assuming that you are sitting in front of your webcam or computer's camera or your phone's camera) with a message at the right saying Join now.

  • Click on the button Join now, which will take you to the video conferencing screen with the joining information displayed on your screen. You can either mail this link to your students inviting them to join the meeting or you can add them by clicking Add people. by keying in their emails.

    You are all set!

  • When you add people through the invitation window, you will need to add people at a batch of 10 persons ONLY. However, you can copy the joining link and send to the students through email (or through other means) requesting them to join and you will be able to admit up to 250 students at a time.
From your private network

Setup your meeting
  • You can use any browser such Google Chrome or Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge.

  • In the browser, login to your Google account using your GU's institutional email ID (ending with @gauhati.ac.in).

    This you can do by logging into your institutional email account.

  • After logging in, look for the 9-dot matrix just by the side of your account name on the top right corner of your browser window and click there. It should show a dropdown options, from which you should choose Meet (see the image below).




  • In the Meet window, click on the + sign which says Join or start a meeting. It will ask for the name of your meeting, which you can leave blank. It will now show the Meet window with your face (assuming that you are sitting in front of your webcam or computer's camera or your phone's camera) with a message at the right saying Join now.

  • Click on the button Join now, which will take you to the video conferencing screen with the joining information displayed on your screen. You can either mail this link to your students inviting them to join the meeting or you can add them by clicking Add people. by keying in their emails.