Frequently Asked Questions for Students
What are the policy and requirements
regarding wireless access?
Network Use Policy:
When utilizing wireless
networks at LSU Health Sciences Center,
clients must abide by Chancellor’s Memorandum
42 (CM-42) which institutes an enforceable
policy to protect the performance, integrity,
security, reliability, and continuity
of vital services that rely on the LSUHSC
IT infrastructure through good citizenship
and legal and ethical use. Noncompliance
with CM-42 could result in disciplinary
action up to and including termination
of employment, dismissal from an academic
program, and civil or criminal liability.
The complete policy can be found at: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/administration/cm/cm-42.pdf.
LSU Health Sciences
Center requires individuals connecting
to a wireless network with a personal
laptop to authenticate themselves via
the Protected Extensible Authentication
Protocol or PEAP. The following documentation
provides a step-by-step walk-thru for
configuring your wireless laptop for
There are two ways
to configure your wireless card on your
laptop. You can either configure your
laptop using the client utilities that
come with your specific card or you
can configure your laptop through the
Windows wireless configuration tabs.
The instructions below apply to configuring
wireless through Windows. Card specific
configurations are not supported by
Most home wireless
networks or local coffee shops do not
require any security to access. These
non-LSUHSC networks commonly will not
have the same security requirements
or need to maintain continuity of service.
Thus you should be aware that the configuration
settings below apply strictly to LSUHSC
wireless networks. Other network settings
or configurations may be required when
utilizing non-LSUHSC wireless networks.
How do I configure my Windows
7 laptop to access the wireless network
1. Click Start, and then Control Panel from the Windows 7 desktop. In the Network and Internet group, click View network status and tasks.
2. Click Manage wireless networks, then Add.
3. Click Manually create a network profile.
4. Type LSUHSC-Secure for Network name; Choose WPA2-Enterprise as the Security type; AES encryption type should be automatically selected.
5. Click Change Connection Settings. Click the Security tab and click Settings.
6. Under the ‘Protected EAP Properties’ tab, check the box next to ‘Validate server certificate’. From the drop down menu titled ‘Trusted Root Certification Authorities’, scroll through the alphabetical list and check ‘GTE CyberTrust Global Root’. Also, uncheck the box next to ‘Do not prompt user to authorize new servers or trusted certification authorities’. Under ‘Select Authentication Method:’ choose ‘Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the drop-down menu. Click the Configure button and uncheck the box for Automatically use my Windows password.
7. Log on to the wireless network using your LSUHSC network ID and password.
How do I configure my Mac
to access the wireless network at the
School of Nursing?
1. Open Network Preferences and click Advanced...
2. Click the plus sign to add a new network.
3. Fill out "LSUHSC-Secure" as the Network Name and "WPA2 Enterprise" as the Security type and your network User Name and Password.
3. Click Add and OK and it should establish a connection.
Troubleshooting: If you had previously added LSUHSC-Secure into the list of networks and are now unable to connect, you may need to remove it from the list by highlighting it and clicking the minus sign, apply those changes, then re-add it.
I was unable to connect to the
wireless network after following the configuration
instructions. Who do I contact?
If you are unable to connect to the
wireless network after following the
configuration instructions, please contact: NSComputerSupport@lsuhsc.edu
How do I connect my iPhone or iPad to the wireless network?
First, please note that when you change your network password every month, you will need to go into your device and update it there also or your account will get locked out because it will try to connect to the network with your old password.
On your iPhone or iPad:
- Go to Settings
- Select Wi-Fi
- Select LSUHSC-Secure
- Enter lsumc-master\username and password
- Click Accept for certificate