Get Connected - Wireless & Residence Halls

Connecting with Wireless - Students, Staff and Faculty


You may choose between two Wi-Fi networks while on the Lewis & Clark campus.

LC Wireless
LC Secure
  1. From your device, select the Wi-Fi network called “LC Wireless”.
  2. You are now connected to “LC Wireless”
  1. From your device, select the Wi-Fi network called “LC Secure”
  2. You will prompted to provide your LC account and password, use the format “”
  3. Accept the security certificate when prompted
  4. You are now connected to “LC Secure”
When connected to LC Wireless, your device will have access to the internet. When connected to LC Secure, your device will have access to a few more Lewis & Clark services than when connected to LC Wireless.

In accordance with Lewis & Clark’s network access control policy, computers that connect to the LC Secure network must have up-to-date antivirus and operating system software.

Connecting the first time, especially if your computer is not up-to-date with the latest operating system patches and antivirus definitions can be complicated.  Call 503-768-7225 or stop by the IT Service Desk in the Watzek Library if you need assistance.  

Connecting with Ethernet

There is an ethernet port (wired) connection for “every desk chair / pillow” on campus.  All you should need to do is plug in, and your computer gets all the information it needs from our network. If you plug into the ethernet and still can’t connect, please locate your port numbers (in the format XX.XX) and call or email us so we can activate them.

Connecting your Console

Connect to our public wireless network LC Wireless or an Ethernet ports and automatically connect to the Internet. Consoles that have older wireless technology, such as 802.11b, will not work on our network.  If your device cannot connect via wireless, you will need to connect it using the wired Ethernet network.   

Connecting with VPN

If you are off-campus and need access to on campus network resources, please use our VPN solution.  

If you are connected to our public wireless network, LC Wireless, you must use VPN for full network access to services like printing, file servers, Moodle, etc.


HELP! I can’t connect!!!

If you cannot connect, have a bad connection, or are having issues with the wireless network please report the problem.  For assistance during business hours, we recommend you call or visit the appropriate Service Desk for your campus.