Connecting to the Internet at Loyola University

 

LoyolaNet, a state-of-the-art computer networking system, provides access to electronic mail, news groups, home pages, mailing lists, library resources, course offerings, student records, and financial information as well as a high-speed connection to the Internet and World Wide Web.  All faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, residence halls, and common study areas provide outlets for connecting personal computers to the network.  Wireless network access is also provided in all areas of the campus.

 

Wireless, Windows XP

  • Most laptops have a physical On/OFF switch for wireless connectivity. Confirm that your wireless switch is in the ON position. This switch may be a sliding switch at the back, sides or front of a laptop, a touch-sensitive lit button above or nearby a laptop's keyboard, OR a key or combination of keys on the keyboard.
  • Right-click the "Network Connections" icon at the bottom right of the Windows Taskbar (see graphic below), and then click "View Available Wireless Connections".
  • A window with available wireless network connections will open. Click on the network named "Loyola" or "Loyola-Net", and then click "Connect". If a list does not appear, visit the IT Help Desk.
  • A pop-up window may notify you that you are connecting to an 'unsecured network'. If so, single-click "Connect Anyway".
  • In most cases, you will connect to Loyola Internet within one (1) minute. Open your web browser (such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and then you will be brought to a web page requesting that you log in with your Loyola University username and password. Type in the requested information, then single-click "Log In". Then, you will be brought to your default home page.
  • This connection will be remembered by your computer and you will automatically connect to Loyola Internet whenever you turn on your computer on campus. However, you will still need to log in.

Wireless, Windows Vista

  • Most laptops have a physical On/OFF switch for wireless connectivity. Confirm that your wireless switch is in the ON position. This switch may be a sliding switch at the back, sides or front of a laptop, a touch-sensitive lit button above or nearby a laptop's keyboard, OR a key or combination of keys on the keyboard.
  • Click the"Start" button (bottom left of screen) then click "Connect to".
  • A window with a list of available wireless networks will appear. Click on the network named "Loyola" or "Loyola-Net", then click "Connect". If a list does no appear, visit the IT Help Desk.
  • A pop-up window may notify you that you are connecting to an 'unsecured network'. If so, single-click "Connect Anyway".
  • In most cases, you will connect to Loyola Internet within one (1) minute. Open your web browser (such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and then you will be brought to a web page requesting that you log in with your Loyola University username and password. Type in the requested information, then single-click "Log In". Then, you will be brought to your default home page.
  • This connection will be remembered by your computer and you will automatically connect to Loyola Internet whenever you turn on your computer on campus. However, you will still need to log in.

Wireless, Windows 7

  • Most laptops have a physical On/OFF switch for wireless connectivity. Confirm that your wireless switch is in the ON position. This switch may be a sliding switch at the back, sides or front of a laptop, a touch-sensitive lit button above or nearby a laptop's keyboard, OR a key or combination of keys on the keyboard.
  • Single-click on the "Network Connections" icon at the bottom-right of the Taskbar (see image below).
  • A window with a list of available wireless networks will appear. Double-click on the network named "Loyola" or "Loyola-Net". If a list does not appear, visit the IT Help Desk.
  • A pop-up window may notify you that you are connecting to an 'unsecured network'. If so, single-click "Connect Anyway".
  • In most cases, you will connect to Loyola Internet within one (1) minute. Open your web browser (such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and then you will be brought to a web page requesting that you log in with your Loyola University username and password. Type in the requested information, then single-click "Log In". Then, you will be brought to your default home page.
  • This connection will be remembered by your computer and you will automatically connect to Loyola Internet whenever you turn on your computer on campus. However, you will still need to log in.

Wireless, Macintosh OS X v.5 & v.6

  • Most laptops have a physical On/OFF switch for wireless connectivity. Confirm that your wireless switch is in the ON position. This switch may be a sliding switch at the back, sides or front of a laptop, a touch-sensitive lit button above or nearby a laptop's keyboard, OR a key or combination of keys on the keyboard.
  • Click on the "Airport" icon at the top-right of the Menu Bar (see graphic below).
  • Click on "Loyola" or "Loyola-Net".
  • In most cases, you will connect to Loyola Internet within one (1) minute. Open your web browser (such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and then you will be brought to a web page requesting that you log in with your Loyola University username and password. Type in the requested information, then single-click "Log In". Then, you will be brought to your default home page.
  • This connection will be remembered by your computer and you will automatically connect to Loyola Internet whenever you turn on your computer on campus. However, you will still need to log in.

Wired, All Operating Systems

  • While your computer is powered ON, physically connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of your computer and the other end to the Ethernet port on a nearby wall.
  • An Ethernet cable looks similar to a telephone cord and comes in a variety of colors. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, one can be purchased from the Loyola Bookstore or a local retail store with an electronics aisle/department.
  • In most cases, you will automatically connect to Loyola Internet within one (1) minute. No further steps required.