Is your computer ready for the Fort Lewis College network?

Fort Lewis College requires that all computers or devices connected to our network meet certain security standards. Ensuring that your computer meets these requirements before you get to campus will help you quickly gain access when you arrive.
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Follow these simple steps BEFORE you arrive on campus:

1. Get Operating System Updates:

Windows Macintosh
Visit and follow the instructions to update your computer with all the necessary security updates and improvements offered free by Microsoft. You will also notice a tool on this page to check that "Automatic Updates" are turned on. In some cases your computer may need to be rebooted several times for all updates to be installed. Once you see the message: "No high-priority updates for your computer are available" your computer is up to date. Macintosh users simply click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner and select Software Update to update your computer with all the necessary security updates and improvements offered by Apple. Download and install all available updates.


2. Get AntiVirus Protection:

Windows Macintosh

AVG can be downloaded for free from Keep in mind that there are also paid versions of AVG that offer increased protection.

ClamXav for Mac is available at no charge to anyone. Go to for more information and to download.

What's next?

When you arrive on campus, connect your computer to our network by either plugging into a wired wall jack (with your own cable) or connecting to the wireless. Whenever possible, use the wired network as it is faster, more reliable, and more secure. Open your Internet browser and follow the prompts to register your computer or device.

If you experience problems, contact the IT Help Desk at 970-247-7444.
Hours of operation: 
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Outside of normal business hours please stop by our Media Services counter at Reed Library 007.
Hours of operation: Sunday through Saturday 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM