Halls internet activation

All Residence study bedrooms are connected to the LSE network via a high speed link. By default, this will provide access to the LSE website and internal resources only.


To access websites and services on the external internet, you must first activate your internet connection for your desktop or laptop. You may activate a connection for more than one computer - please see below.


Before you activate your internet connection, you must know your LSE username, password and email address. For information on how to obtain this information, please refer to the FAQ - How do I activate my IT account?|



1. If you have one computer:

  • Your computer must be plugged into the network from the residence you wish to activate in.
  • You will need an RJ45 Ethernet cable (straight, not crossover), this can be purchased from the Student Union shop.
  • Unrestricted access should be granted approximately 15 minutes after activation. If you decide to connect from another Residence you will need to activate it again.
  • Activation is required at the beginning of each academic year and for the summer period.
  • Please be aware of the residences network conditions of use (pdf).
  • In the interests of all network users, please visit the Protect your computer page and take steps to protect your computer before registering.

Activate your Internet connection from Halls |



2. If you have more than one computer:

  • You can activate one of these computers yourself, using the procedure in 1.
  • To activate another computer, email us to request this service, which is a manual process, or visit the Laptop Surgery on campus.
  • We will contact you to give you an appointment within a week.
  • In the meantime, you will need to buy a hub or switch which you can obtain as follows:



125 -130 The Strand, London WC2A 0AP

52 - 54 High Holborn, London. WC1V 6RL

PC World|:

145 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NE

14-20 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4TW

You will also need an RJ45 Ethernet cable (straight, not crossover) for the hub or switch and one for each computer you wish to activate, these can be purchased from the Student Union shop.

Note: Routers are not allowed. If you use one your IT account will be suspended.

Email us to make an appointment|