Wireless Networks

Please click the appropriate tabs below to see the guides and frequently asked questions on connecting to the LSE Wireless or eduroam.

For more details about wireless availability on campus, see Wireless Maps|.

1. What network connection settings do I need to connect to the LSE wireless network?

You need to set up your computer to use DHCP in order to be able to connect to the LSE wired or wireless network on campus and in LSE Residences. Chances are the default configuration of Windows XP/Vista/7 will just work, but if your computer has previously been configured differently then you may need to re-configure it.

An easy test will be to open a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and go to lse.ac.uk|


For information on how to configure your computer, see Configure your computer for DHCP (Windows and Mac OS X)|.



2. What is eduroam?

eduroam allows users guest access at other universities without requiring special guest accounts. Users visiting participating institutions can access network resources using the logon credentials from their own institution.


See our eduroam page| for more information.

3. How do I configure my mobile device for eduroam and connect to the wireless network?

See our eduroam page| for more information, as well as the guides tab above.

4. I am a member of LSE staff or an LSE student visiting another institution. How do I use eduroam?

Before visiting an institution, check whether they participate in eduroam. A list of participating institutions throughout the UK is available at eduroam: participating institutions|. The list of participating institutions links to webpages for each institution and where possible, instructions for accessing eduroam.


For further guidance, see our eduroam page|, as well as the guides tab above.

5. I am a visitor to LSE. How do I use eduroam?

eduroam is only available via laptops and wireless-enabled devices, not on fixed PCs. Wireless access is available from all wifi areas. Visitors are advised to seek out the red and blue access points as listed on the LSE Wireless Map| page.


For more information and guidance, see our eduroam page| as well as the guides tab above.

6. Where can visitors use eduroam at LSE?

Visitors can use eduroam via the laptop points in the Library and from plug-in points in residence study bedrooms. They can also use the wireless network to use eduroam. See the campus wireless map| for further information.

7. What network resources does LSE provide to visitors from participating institutions?

LSE provides full Internet access to staff and students from participating eduroam institutions.


The precise access that a visitor can expect depends on what their home institution is offering. To find out what each university offers, see eduroam: participating organisations|.


8. What network resources does LSE provide to staff and students using eduroam elsewhere?

LSE provides users with access to web-based email, VPN and the Remote Desktop. Please note, however, that host institutions may restrict a users' ability to access some of these features. Users should check  eduroam: participating institutions| for details.


9. What support is provided for eduroam users?

 Support for eduroam is provided by the home institution of the user.

  • Visitors should contact their own IT support service in their home institution.
  • Current LSE taught students should refer to the IT Help Desk.
  • Current LSE staff and research students should refer to the IT Service Desk



10. Who should I contact for support with eduroam?

  • LSE taught students with personally owned computers should contact the IT Help Desk: it.helpdesk@lse.ac.uk LSE staff and PGRs with personally owned computers should contact the IT Service Desk: it.servicedesk@lse.ac.uk Staff or students can visit the Laptop Surgery.
  • LSE Staff with an LSE issued PC should contact the IT Service Desk.
  • Visitors to LSE should contact their home institution.


Connecting to eduroam

eduroam is LSE's recommended wireless (wifi) network which allows secure connectivity across campus including in major lecture theatres and public areas.

eduroam at LSE

Accessing eduroam via the LSE wireless network (Mac OS X 10.5)|

Configure your Apple iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad for eduroam

Accessing eduroam via the LSE wireless network (Windows Vista/7)|

Accessing eduroam via the LSE wireless network (Windows XP)|

Configure Android for eduroam|