There are no minimum requirements for connecting a computer to the network. However, if you require assistance, computers on anything below Macintosh OS X or Windows XP are not supported. We do reserve the right to require any Windows security patches deemed necessary for the health of the network. In order to get connected, you will need:

  • An installed Ethernet card - most computers purchased within the past few years will have one already installed
  • An Ethernet Cable
  • Your Lesley username and password


When you get to your room, look for the white network jack on the wall. Plug your Ethernet cable into the red network port on the jack. To finish setting up your Internet connection, do the following:

  • Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
  • If you do not immediately get a Lesley registration page, go to
  • Enter your Lesley username and password, and click "Accept."
  • Restart your computer.


Lesley's wireless network is available in the student residence halls. Your network port provides you with a more reliable higher speed connection than wireless access, allowing for faster responses on the Internet. For security purposes, Lesley does not allow personal non-Lesley network devices such as routers or wireless access points onto the network. We reserve the right to shut down any such unauthorized devices found on campus.


Residential student use of the Internet is governed by Lesley's Acceptable Use Policy. 

By registering your computer on the network, you agree to the terms of the policy and assume responsibility for the use of that computer on the network. For this reason, we discourage students from using their user name and password to register someone else's computer on the network.

Lesley allows for only one computer connection per student. However, students who require more than one registered computer to fulfill specific educational goals should contact Information Technology by phone at 617.349.8770 and we will attempt to accommodate your needs.

Please note that students are responsible for maintaining their own computers, including updating Windows with critical security patches, regularly updating and running anti-virus protection, and updating and running anti-spyware software.