LCWireless Wireless Network Availability

The Luther College wireless network aims to provide wireless access to all academic buildings, administrative buildings, residence halls, and to outdoor public spaces where technically viable.

Network Name (SSID) = LCWireless

The LCWireless SSID is only for the use of Luther College Faculty, Staff, Students, and Sponsored Guests. For Information on wireless network access for guests see: Guest Wireless Access

Network Registration

Network registration is required for all computers connecting to the LCWireless network. See Network Registration Training

Wireless Network Standards used on Campus

  • 802.11A — Maximum Theoretical Speeds up to 54Mbps
  • 802.11G — Maximum Theoretical Speeds up to 54Mbps
  • 802.11N — Maximum Theoretical Speeds up to 300Mbps
  • 802.11AC
    • Wave 1— Maximum Theoretical Speeds up to 867Mbps
    • Wave 2 — Maximum Theoretical Speeds up to 1,733Mbps

Administrative and Academic Buildings

Building 802.11A 802.11B 802.11G 802.11N 802.11AC
Wave 1
802.11AC
Wave 2
Campus House Y Y Y
Centennial Union Y Y Y
Center for the Arts Y Y Y
Center for Faith and Life Y Y Y
Facilities Management Y Y Y
Gjerset House Y Y Y
Jenson-Noble Hall Y Y Y
Koren Y Y Y Y
Korsrud Heating Plant Y Y Y
Loyalty Hall Y Y Y
Main Building Y Y Y Y Y
Ockham House Y Y Y
Olin Hall Y Y Y Y
Preus Library Y Y Y Y
Regents Center Y Y Y Y
Storre Theatre Y Y Y
Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories Y Y Y Y
Sperati Guest House Y Y Y
Valders Hall of Science Y Y Y Y

Residence Halls

Building 802.11A 802.11B 802.11G 802.11N 802.11AC
Wave 1
802.11AC
Wave 2
College Apartments Y Y Y Y
Baker Village Y Y Y
Brandt Hall Y Y Y Y
Farwell Hall Y Y Y Y Y
Larsen Hall Y Y Y Y Y
Norby House Y Y Y
Olson Hall Y Y Y
Towers Y Y Y Y
Ylvisaker Y Y Y Y
 

Outdoor Locations

The locations listed below have been targeted for wireless coverage. However, many other outdoor locations receive signal coverage from access points in nearby buildings.

Library Lawn

  • Coverage in the area between Library, and the Bentdahl Commons

Main Lawn

  • Coverage in the area surrounded by Main, the road in front of Larsen, Campus House, and the Bentdahl Commons

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In order to preserve the health of the campus network, individuals are not allowed to connect personal routers or switches to their network port. This restriction includes personal wireless devices such as wireless routers, hubs, and switches (a.k.a. access points). While these devices are often desirable to individual users, use of such devices interferes with the health of the network and can cause large-scale network outages.