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.

Windows 8

  1. In Start – Swipe right to left  and tap on Settings
  2. Tap on the Wireless Icon.
  3. Select LUwireless and tap 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. Tap 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.

Note: LU provided Antivirus will not work with Windows 8.

  1. In Start – Swipe up from the bottom and tap All apps
  2. Scroll to the right and Tap on Windows Defender.
  3. Windows Defender will open. Select the Update tab and tap 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 – Swipe right to left and tap on Settings.
  2. Tap on Change PC settings
  3. Select Windows Update
  4. You will need to plug in your device for these updates.
  5. On the right side of the screen tap on Check for updates now
  6. Tap on the purple text and select Install.
  7. 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
  2. Open an Internet Browser (such as Internet Explorer – recommended – or Firefox).
  3. A security page will appear. If using Internet Explorer, tap  Continue to this Website (not recommended). If using Firefox, tap Add an Exception. Tap Get certificate. Tap Confirm security exception.
  4. A Lawrence University Network introduction page will appear. After you have read the information on the page, tap Continue.
  5. Select the first link
  6. A Lawrence Terms and Agreement page will appear. You must read and agree to the terms by tapping I Agree in order to continue with your computer registration.
  7. Select wireless laptop for the type of connection. Enter your Username and Password* and tap Download.
  8. A download window will appear. Choose to save the file to your Desktop and tap Save.
  9. Run the saved Download.
  10. A Windows protected your PC prompt will appear. Tap More info.
  11. Another prompt will appear. Tap 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, tap 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. Select Desktop – go to the bottom of your screen and tap on the folder icon.
  2. On the left of the window, select Computer.
  3. On the top on the window, tap Computer then Map Network Drive.
  4. Select drive P: In the folder field, type: \\curtis.lawrence.edu\student\username (substitute your LU username).
  5. Check the box Reconnect at Logon.
  6. Select Connect using different credentials and tap Finish.
  7. In the username field, type: viking\username (substitute your LU username).
  8. In the password field, enter your network password. Tap OK. Tap Finish.
    Note: 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.
     

STEP 6: Connect to Campus Share (class share)

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom of your screen and tap on the folder icon.
  2. On the left of the window, select Computer .
  3. On the top on the window, tap Computer  then Map Network Drive.
  4. Select drive U: In the folder field, type: \\curtis.lawrence.edu\campus_share
  5. Check the box Reconnect at Logon.
  6. Select Connect using different credentials. Tap Finish.
  7. In the username field, type: viking\username (substitute your LU username).
  8. In the password field, enter your network password. Tap OK. Tap Finish.


To reconnect after your computer is restarted:

  1. From Desktop – go to the bottom of your screen and tap on the folder icon.
  2. In the left of the window, select Computer.
  3. Double-tap the drive you just mapped.
  4. At the password prompt, enter your network password.

Connect to Campus Printers

To connect to a LU printer, you must first log in to your personal network space or campus share (see above). Once logged in: 

  1. In Start – Swipe right to left  and tap on Settings
  2. Tap on Control Panel.
  3. Under Hardware and Sound select View devices and printers.
  4. At the top of window Tap add a printer
  5. In Printer Wizard, select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
  6. Choose Select a shared printer by name.
  7. In the text 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.
  8. Tap Next
  9. Tap OK at the 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. Tap Next.
  11. Choose if you want this printer to be your default printer or not. Tap Next. Tap Finish.
  12. At the prompt tap to print a test page and then verify at the printer.

Note: Anytime you want to print you must first be logged into your personal network space or campus share.

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