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LTU Wireless Networks Information

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Network Connections

LTU provides network connections on-campus and in North and South housing apartments and remotely via VPN for students, faculty, staff and/or visitors. Directions for connecting to wireless networks and troubleshooting wireless connection issues can be found lower on this page.

 

Which connection should I use?

    • Use a wired connections whenever possible for greater reliability.

 

    • The LTU Network connection should be used by any device that need to access LTU resources (i.e. network printers, shared drives, LTU websites, or network licensed software). The LTU Network is a secure connection that requires an LTU campus username and password.  For help connecting to LTU Network, please see this document.  If you need to use network licensed software while off campus, please see the VPN Tunnel access instructions below.  The list of software that is network licensed for the 2014 image is as follows: ArcGIS, Autodesk, Catia V6, City Engine, Comsol, MathCAD, Matlab, Mimics, Rhino 5, RhinoCAM, RISA 3D, Siemens NX, Solidworks, and Spartan.

 

    • The LTU Guest connection should be used for any device that does not require access to LTU resources such as those above (i.e. smartphone, gaming devices, iPads etc…). The LTU Guest connection is open to all with no login required.



What if I am still having trouble connecting?

Please contact the Help Desk 248-204-2330 or helpdesk@ltu.edu for assistance with network connections.

 

Connection Types

Click on the desired section for further details.

On-Campus Connections

Wireless

    • LTU Network should be used by any device that need to access LTU resources (i.e. network printers or shared drives). The LTU Network is a secure connection that requires an LTU campus username and password.

    • LTU Guest connection should be used for any device that does not require access to LTU resources (i.e. smartphone, gaming devices, iPads etc…). The LTU Guest connection is open to all with no login required.

Campus Housing Connections

Wired

    • North housing has two wired Ethernet jacks in each bedroom.

    • North housing living room wired jacks are inactive.

    • South housing has no wired jacks.

    • Please use wired connections whenever possible for greater reliability.

 

Wireless

    • LTU Network should be used by any device that need to access LTU resources (i.e. network printers or shared drives). The LTU Network is a secure connection that requires an LTU campus username and password.

    • LTU Guest connection should be used for any device that does not require access to LTU resources (i.e. smartphone, gaming devices, iPads etc…). The LTU Guest connection is open to all with no login required.

    • Directions for connecting various devices to the LTU wireless connections can be found below.

VPN Tunnel Access

You can use your laptop or desktop to connect to Lawrence Tech’s network resources from off campus by using the Lawrence Tech VPN (Virtual Private Network) Service. Lawrence Tech’s VPN service allows University faculty, staff and students to securely “tunnel” in and access network resources as if they were on campus.  We have moved from Cisco to our new VPN client, Palo Alto, which we have instructions on how to download and install below.

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Windows 7 Connection Directions

  1. Open your internet browser and navigate to https://gateway.ltu.edu.
  2. Login using your campus login ID and password.
  3. Select the correct VPN client for your computer, it will then automatically download.
  4. Navigate to your downloads folder and double-click the installation file, the program will then install.
  5. In your Start Menu, search for "GlobalProtect".  Open the program and enter your campus login ID and password.
  6. Under portal, enter "https://gateway.ltu.edu".
  7. You should now be connected to the VPN tunnel.

Windows 8 Connection Directions

  1. Open your internet browser and navigate to https://gateway.ltu.edu.
  2. Login using your campus login ID and password.
  3. Select the correct VPN client for your computer, it will then automatically download.
  4. Navigate to your downloads folder and double-click the installation file, the program will then install.
  5. Navigate to the Windows 8 tile menu, search for "GlobalProtect".  Open the program and enter your campus login ID and password.
  6. Under portal, enter "https://gateway.ltu.edu".
  7. You should now be connected to the VPN tunnel.

GlobalProtect Troubleshooting

If you are having difficulty using GlobalProtect, please try following the steps below:

  1. Search for "Services" and click on "View local services"
  2. Find PanGPS, right click and click "Properties"
  3. Locate "Start-up Type" and set it to "Automatic"
  4. Click Apply and then OK.
  5. You may need to restart the computer.  Once this is done, GlobalProtect should work.