This article contains answers to common questions pertaining to network registration. Network registration of a computer is a prerequisite to accessing the Luther College network, and it is an important security precaution that keeps both your computer and the network protected from viruses and other malware.
In order to use Luther's network and it's internet connection on personal devices, you need to register as either a guest for temporary access or as a college student or employee for longer term access (i.e. student, faculty, staff, or emeriti). For guests, registration simply entails accepting a terms and conditions of use. For students and employees, you'll also need to verify that your computer meets a security baseline, namely having an antivirus and a fully updated operating system. Every device you use needs to be registered separately.
The first time you use a web browser on one of our networks, you'll be taken to our registration page at network.luther.edu, which begins the process. For a more detailed how-to, see our Network Registration Training page.
Some devices that don't have web browsers, so they'll register differently. This includes devices like smartTVs, gaming consoles, etc. Many of these devices will automatically register, but for some, you'll need assistance from the Technology Help Desk.
Yes, they'll use the LCGuest wireless network. Much like a hotel or airport, the first time they navigate to a new webpage, they'll be taken to a page with a terms and conditions. After consenting, they'll have access for 12 hours. The guest network isn't throttled, but some Luther specific services might not work, like printing/PaperCut and access to certain journals. If your guest has special needs or is here for longer term work, like scholarly research, contact the Technology Help Desk.
In order to access the Luther College network, a personally-owned computer must meet certain minimum requirements so that the Luther College network is protected. Computers must have
For your convenience, we have provided a list of anti-virus recommendations.
Luther-owned workstations are compliant by default.
Yes. You'll register your computer the same way a student would.
If you need wireless access, the LCGuest wireless network is available wherever the LCWireless wireless network is available. You can see coverage for each space on campus at the LCWireless Network Availability page. If you need a hardwired connection, contact the person with whom you scheduled the presentation.
We allow most updates to pass through, regardless of whether you're updated. If you are having trouble, connect to LCGuest, apply your updates, and then rejoin the LCWireless network to complete full registration.
On most computers and phones, start by searching the computer for "Updates". For Apple devices, updates come from the AppStore. For Windows devices, updates are applied with the Windows Update tool.
Usually there are several things to check:
If you have tried the steps above and are still unable to register the device, contact the Technology Help Desk.
Remove LCGuest from the list of known networks by following the steps below: