Fort Lewis College uses PacketFence for network access control. The Packet Fence system ensures that the Fort Lewis network is protected. PacketFence monitors devices as they connect to the network, either wirelessly or wired.

Network connected gaming consoles, Blu-Ray players or Televisions, and Internet-connected entertainment devices must be connected to a wired port and be registered.

If your device is a newly released product or if it is just new to our network. We will have to add the device type to our allowed devices list. If you receive an error after entering your MAC address and you are certain that you entered it correctly, then send an email to with your device name, MAC address, manufacturer and model.

For more information about your wireless device and the Fort Lewis network, please visit Bring Your Own Device.

Important Information

  • Wireless Printers are supported on the network, but many of these devices come with HP wireless direct and Wi-Fi Direct enabled/turned on and must be disabled/turned off to reduce Wi-Fi interference which can disrupt wireless connections. 
  • Early Wi-Fi streaming devices such as 1st and 2nd gen Chromecast devices are not compatible with our wireless network.
  • Nintendo Wii devices must be plugged into the wired network. You will need to purchase the Wii LAN adapter.