Users may use their own laptops. The IT Team can help users connect to LSE and RLAB network resources, we cannot install software, provide maintainance or make hardware repairs of any kind, on personally owned computers. However the LSE provides a Laptop Surgery which provides limited hardware support such as hard drive data recovery, hard drive replacements and memory upgrades:
The surgery is location in S198, St. Clements Building. Check the LSE Laptop Surgery website
for opening hours. You may email for an appointment: Email: IMT.Remote.Support@lse.ac.uk
Laptop users can connect to LSE and RLAB DOMAIN resources with an LSE username and password. All staff and postgraduates are provided with their own email account and access to the LSE network for the duration of their employment or study.
Before you start to use your laptop at the centre make sure it has anti-virus software installed and that it is physically secured to your desk:
Staff and students who wish to connect their own computers to the LSE network ARE REQUIRED
to install and regularly update antivirus software.
To protect your laptop you must install anti-virus software and updates, which are available FREE
for current full-time members of staff and LSE students, with a current LSE username and password. Sophos Anti-virus software is available from our Virus Protection page
Please borrow a security cable from the IT Team to ensure your laptop is secure at your desk. Unfortunately personal computer equipment and gadgets can go missing in the centre.
The quickest and fastest way to connect to the network and gain internet access is to plug your laptop into a spare network plug-in point in the centres. Please borrow an RJ45 Ethernet/network cable from the IT Team, then follow the instructions from the page: Laptops: Connect to the Network: Wired Access
Alternatively you may connect to the network and internet via Wireless Access
below, provided you have one of the following:
- LSE username and password - OR -
- JANET Roaming logon credentials as provided by your home institution
Once you have your log on details you can do one of the following:
- Connect to the LSE network - Wired Access (Using a cable)
- Connect to the LSE network - Wireless Access