Connect to Secure Wireless: LSU Overview

Overview Article

General Information

The LSUSecure wireless network is available to all LSU students, faculty, and staff. It provides all the conveniences of a regular wired connection without the need for cables. As a shared resource, wireless networking is intended primarily to supplement the campus wired infrastructure, not to replace it. 

If you are unable to connect or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 225.578.3375. Personal assistance is also available at Middleton Library Information Commons Help Desk and Frey Computing Services Center Help Desk.

Guest Access to LSU Wireless

In order to log into the lsusecure wireless network as a guest, you must have a SPONSOR.  A sponsor of a guest account must provide their PAWS ID and Password in order to create the account. For more information on Guest Access, see the following article: Guest Accounts: LSU Overview.

Options to Connect to the LSU Wireless Network  -  lsusecure


Run XpressConnect Now     (You must be on-campus to use this tool.)

XpressConnect is supported on the following:  Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion & Mac OS X Mountain Lion.


- View Step-By-Step Instructions for Laptops & Desktops:

  • Windows Operating Systems -

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 (Metro)

Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP

  • Linux Operating Systems -


  • Mac OS X Operating Systems -

Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X Lion
Mac OS X Leopard & Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Tiger & Below

- View Step-By-Step Instructions for Mobile Devices:

Windows Phone 7
iPhone & iPod Touch
Kindle Fire


Configuration Settings

Configuration of secure wireless settings varies depending on the operating system and the type of wireless adapter. In Windows XP, for instance, you can use Windows to configure your wireless settings, or you can make use of the configuration utility provided with your wireless adapter, as long as this utility has all the requirements to connect to the LSU network.

Below we provide the information necessary to configure your device to connect to the LSU wireless network. Since we cannot cover every instance, the necessary information you may need to connect to the LSU wireless network is shown below.


ESSID (Network Name):  lsusecure
Network Type:  Infrastructure (or Access Point)
Network Authentication:  WPA/WPA2
Data Encryption:  TKIP/AES
Authentication Method/Protocol:  MSCHAP-V2
Inner EAP Type:  EAP-MSCHAPv2
Certificate Authority (CA):  AddTrust External CA Root

Your wireless adapter must have support for WPA2-Enterprise & must be Wi-Fi certified.

Your wireless adapter must support the following wireless standards & bands:
      802.11a/n (5GHz) & 802.11g/n (2.4GHz)

For the best experience, your adapter must support 802.11a/n (5GHz).

WPA comes in two flavors: WPA-Personal and WPA-Enterprise.
      It is important to make this distinction as the LSU wireless network will only support the Enterprise mode.

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