Connecting to WiFi and Network Resources

For fast and secure WiFi on campus, use eduroam.

Please see below guides and frequently asked questions on connecting to WiFi and the LSE Network.

Network Guides

Network FAQs

1. Can I access the LSE IT environment from outside LSE?


In many cases, yes. See Remote Access: Working Off-Campus.

2. How do I configure my personal computer to access my H: space or U: space?

You can connect to LSE resources by using Remote Access:

For more info see the Remote Access guide.  

3. Can I access Endnote remotely?

Yes, Endnote can be accessed remotely off campus. Log on to the Remote Desktop via http://desktop.lse.ac.uk/ (Internet Explorer only) 

If you have Windows, Remote Desktop is pre-installed so click Start | All Programs | Accessories | Communications | Remote Desktop Connection.

Enter terminal.lse.ac.uk as the Server or Computer and click Connect.

When you have logged on with your LSE username and password click  StartAll Programs | Standard Applications | Bibliography | Endnote

WiFi Guides

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

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.

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.

See our eduroam page for more guidance.

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.

If you are from a university which is a eduroam: participating institutions, you will be able to connect using your usual log in. 

See our eduroam page for more information.

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. 

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. Who should I contact for support with eduroam?

 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