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The Computer Services Department provides you with a number of network access services that allows you to connect your computing device(s) to Institute resources. To understand what network access services is available please click on the relevant tabs below for full information and guidance on how to use these services.


The Institute has a comprehensive 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network with full coverage of both Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses. The wireless network will support any 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless adapters. There are a two wireless networks available to staff:

  • LYIT-Staff
  • Eduroam

Each wireless network has its own characteristics, encryption and authentication methods. All major operating systems are supported: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, OS X Lion are supported. However not all portable devices (smartphone & tablets) will connect to the wireless network.

LYIT Staff

LYIT broadcast the LYIT-Staff WLAN SSID. There is a secure wireless LAN for staff connect their college device (strictly college device only). LYIT-Staff wireless network provides full access to all ICT resources.
Staff who want connect their staff device to LYIT-Staff wireless network should contact the Computer Services Helpdesk.


LYIT is a member of the eudroam (Educational Roaming) services in Ireland. eduroam is an implementation of a wireless infrastructure which facilitates roaming educational users to gain Internet access at other member sites by authenticating against a server hosted at their own institution.
For more information on the eduroam services in Ireland please visit: https://www.eduroam.ie/

LYIT broadcasts the eduroam WLAN SSID so user should be able to view the network which uses 802.1x authentication. Only validated users will be allowed to authenticate and connect to the WLAN.
Download the CAT installer tool to assist with setting on eduroam WiFi on your device (mobile or laptop) @ Eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool


The Computer Services Department maintains an extensive wired communication network across all office space, classrooms, lecture theatres and computer laboratories. These network connections ranges from speeds of 1Gbps through 10 Gbps.

Generally all Institute computing equipment, including staff computer equipment, are predominately connected by using a wired Ethernet connection. Wired connection is faster and more secure than wireless connectivity

Although from a pedagogical perspective it is desirable to give the maximum level of free access to the Institute wired networks, this is not consistent with the Institute legal, ethical and functional requirements. It is necessary to constrain the connection of external equipment according to the following condition:
The connection of personal equipment (which is not the property of Letterkenny IT) to the Institute network is absolutely forbidden. Where special circumstances exist which require this, formal permission should be sought from the IT Manager or the Senior Technical Officer. Wired connection to the Institute network should be done with the assistance and support of authorised Institute technical staff. Staff should not make unauthorised direct wired connections.