Registration Instructions

Registration on the Lawrence University Network is necessary in order to access the Internet, printers and shared document folders across campus. Follow this guide sequentially to successfully register your personal computer.

STEP 1: Wireless Connection

There are several secure wireless local area networks (WLAN) on campus. Student devices connect to the LUwireless network.

  1. In Start – Move the Cursor to the top right corner of the screen and click on Settings
  2. Click on the Wireless Icon.
  3. Select LUwireless and click on the Connect button.
  4. Username and Password field will pop-up. Enter your Lawrence Network username in the Username field. In the Password field enter you Lawrence Network (LU email) password.
  5. You will get a Windows can’t verify the server’s Identity message. Click on the Connect button.

Note: you will not have full internet access until you complete the rest of the process below.

STEP 2: Update Antivirus

All Windows 8 computers come with Windows Defender, which is a free antivirus.

Note: If you have another antivirus installed you will need to update that Antivirus’ definitions or uninstall it and activate Windows Defender in Action Center.

  1. In Start – Right click on the background and select All apps
  2. Scroll to the right and Click on Windows Defender.
  3. Windows Defender will open. Select the Update tab and click on Update.

STEP 3: Update Your Operating System

All computers must have current operating system software in order to register on the LU Network. Follow these steps to ensure your operating system has the latest software updates. (Note: Although you will not have access to the majority of the Internet until your computer is registered, you WILL have access to operating system updates.)

  1. In Start – Move the Cursor to the top right corner of the screen and click on Settings.
  2. Click on Change PC settings
  3. Select Windows Update
  4. On the right side of the screen click on Check for updates now
  5. Click on the purple text and select Install.
  6. The computer may reboot after updates are complete. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until a message comes up saying there are no more updates.

STEP 4: Network Registration

  1. From Desktop, open an Internet Browser (such as Internet Explorer – recommended – or Firefox).
  2. A security page will appear. If using Internet Explorer, click Continue to this Website (not recommended). If using Firefox, click Add an Exception. Click Get certificate. Click Confirm security exception.
  3. A Lawrence University Network introduction page will appear. After you have read the information on the page, click Continue.
  4. Select the first link
  5. A Lawrence Terms and Agreement page will appear. You must read and agree to the terms by clicking I Agree in order to continue with your computer registration.
  6. Select wireless laptop for the type of connection. Enter your Username and Password* and click Download.
  7. A download window will appear. Choose to save the file to your Desktop and click Save.
  8. Run the Saved Download.
  9. A Windows protected your PC prompt will appear. Click on More info.
  10. Another prompt will appear. Click on Run anyway.

Your computer will be scanned for required software by Bradford. Once the scan is complete, either a success page or a failure page will appear. If the failure page appears, click on the link to see how to resolve the failure. If the success page appears, you have successfully completed registration.
Note:  If your computer is found to be interfering with the LU Network or spreading viruses, it will be disconnected from the network until the problem is resolved. Contact the Helpdesk for assistance.

Connect to Your Personal and Campus Share Spaces

STEP 5: Connect to Your Personal Network Space

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom left corner of your screen and right click. Select File Explorer.
  2. From the top, select Computer and click Map Network Drive.
  3. Select drive P: In the folder field, type: \\curtis.lawrence.edu\student\username (substitute your LU username).
  4. Check the box Reconnect at Logon.
  5. Select Connect using different credentials and click Finish.
  6. In the username field, type: viking\username (substitute your LU username).
  7. In the password field, enter your network password. Click OK. Click Finish.

To reconnect after your computer is restarted:

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom left corner of your screen and right click. Select File Explorer.
  2. Double-click the drive you just mapped.
  3. At the password prompt, enter your network password.
This \\curtis.lawrence.edu\student\username folder is the location where you will save your documents.  When you log in to a campus computer, this folder is called My Documents.

Technology Services strongly recommends that you save your documents to your network folder. Why? If something should happen to your computer, documents saved here are backed up on our server and accessible from any campus computer.

STEP 6: Connect to Campus Share

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom left corner of your screen and right click. Select File Explorer.
  2. From the top, select Computer and click Map Network Drive.
  3. Select drive U: In the folder field, type: \\curtis.lawrence.edu\campus_share
  4. Check the box Reconnect at Logon. Select Connect using different credentials. Click Finish.
  5. In the username field, type: viking\username (substitute your LU username). In the password field, enter your network password.
  6. Click OK. Click Finish.

To reconnect after your computer is restarted:

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom left corner of your screen and right click. Select File Explorer.
  2. Double-click the drive you just mapped.
  3. At the password prompt, enter your network password.

Connect to Campus Printers

  1. To connect to a LU printer, you must first log in to your personal network space or campus share. Once logged in do the following.
  2. From Desktop – Move your curser to the bottom left of the screen and right click.
  3. Click on Control Panel.
  4. Under Hardware and Sound select View devices and printers.
  5. At the top of window click add a printer.
  6. In Printer Wizard, select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  7. Choose Select a shared printer by name.
  8. In the Name box, type \\curtis.lawrence.edu\. A list of printers should appear. Choose the \\curtis.lawrence.edu\lawrence_printers. If a list does not appear, type the printer name: \\curtis.lawrence.edu\lawrence_printers.
  9. Click OK at windows download prompt. Note: The above steps add all the public printers automatically including the printer in your residence hall. Documents sit at the printer for 15 minutes. You will need to release your job from the print release station in order to actually print your document.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Choose if you want this printer to be your default printer or not. Click Next. Click Finish.
  12. At the prompt to print a test page click to print a test page and then verify at the printer.

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