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 connect to our wired network, you will need:

  • An Ethernet Adapter, either built-in to the device or usb
  • An Ethernet Cable
  • Your Lesley username and password


In each room there are Ethernet jacks located on the wall. These jacks will be color coded.  Plug your Ethernet cable into the jack with the red icon. 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."
  • Wait a few moments for the registration to finish and then you should gain Internet access


For security purposes, Lesley does not allow personal routers or wireless access points onto the network. We reserve the right to shut down any such unauthorized devices found on campus.  Information on using our wireless network can be found Here


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.