Use the Wireless Network

What equipment do I need to access the wireless network?

To use the wireless network in the library, your laptop or mobile device must be equipped with a standard Internet browser and Wi-Fi capabilities.

How do I connect My Personal Mobile Device to the wireless network (Wi-Fi)?

Wi-Fi networks

LSC students, faculty, and staff: Connect to LoneStar and login using your LSC username and password.

Public library patrons and University Center students, faculty, and staff: Connect to LoneStar using your 14-digit library card number as your username and PIN as your password.

All other visitors (contractors, vendors, or visitors who are attending conferences or giving presentations): You must be registered as a visitor in order to access the LoneStar-Visitor network. If you were not given a temporary username and password to use during your stay when you arrived,  ask your Lone Star College-employed sponsor for assistance or call the OTS Service Desk at 832.813.6600 to be registered as a visitor and receive your login credentials.

For instructions on configuring your personal Windows 7 mobile device, click here. (For LSC Employees and Staff only. Students, please call the OTS Service Desk or go to your on-campus OTS office for assistance.)

For instructions on configuring personal iOS mobile device, click here.

For instructions on configuring your personal Android mobile device, click here.

May I borrow a laptop computer for use in the library?

Laptops which are fully configured for the wireless network are available for checkout from the circulation desk. Please refer to the Borrow a Laptop Computer guidelines.

Is the wireless network secure?

The LSC wireless network is as secure as any open public access network. It is always a good idea to make sure you are on an SSL-encrypted web page prior to sending or receiving confidential data.

can I print from a Laptop?

If you are using your personal or library laptop to access our wireless network, you will not be able to print on the library printers. You can save your work to a portable USB flash drive or attach a file to an email message you can access and use a library desktop computer to print to the library network printers.