Wired network connection

On campus

LSE provide laptop plug-in points in the Library and CLM B.04 (Clement House). To access the Schools IT facilities you must have one of the following:

  • LSE username and password
  • JANET Roaming logon credentials as provided by your home institution

To gain full access to the LSE network and external Internet, users are required to log on to a secure web page with their computer as described below, and to install and regularly update anti-virus software|.

You will require an RJ45 Ethernet cable (straight, not crossover) which can be purchased in the Student Union shop or from high street electronics retailers.

  1. Connect the cable to a working network point
  2. Test your connection using your Internet browser by opening the LSE web site at http://www.lse.ac.uk
  3. You will be redirected to the secure logon page at https://webauth.wism.lse.ac.uk/login.html
  4. For full Internet access, log on as a Registered User in the top left hand corner using your LSE username and password, or JANET Roaming login details as provided by your home institution

In LSE halls of residence

All study bedrooms are connected to the LSE network via a high speed link. Students can activate their internet connection from their study bedroom and access LSE resources such as LSE email| accounts, personal file space (H: space|), LSE printers|, electronic Library resources, and free anti-virus and security tools|.

  1. Connect your RJ45 network cable to the network socket in your study bedroom
  2. Test your connection using your internet browser by opening the LSE website at www.lse.ac.uk
  3. With your web browser, go to the Halls of Residence computer registration page and follow the online instructions to activate your internet connection


The Windows default network settings should be correct for connection to the LSE network. If possible, first check your computer with a cable and network point that is known to work.

If you're unable to access the LSE website at www.lse.ac.uk|, please check to ensure that your computer is configured to use DHCP|

Most computers are configured to join a Local Area Network by default, but should you experience problems due to broadband or dial-up settings Microsoft Windows users should check Internet Option Connection settings.

1. Click Start | (Settings) | Control Panel

2. Double click Internet Options

3. Select Connections tab

4. Select Dial whenever a network connection is not present

5. Click LAN Settings

6. Tick Automatically detect settings

7. Untick any other options

If you receive a 'Duplicate name exists on the network' error, Microsoft Windows users should change the computer name.

To change the computer name:

1. Log on as an Administrator if necessary

2. Click Start | Control Panel | System

3. Windows Vista users only: Click Adavanced system settings

4. Select Computer Name tab

5. Click Change

6. Enter T-USERNAME as your computer name (your LSE network username)

7. Click OK

7. Restart your computer