Wireless access is available at most public locations on campus, including residence halls.
Wireless access is also available at two outdoor "green spaces" on campus:
- The Babbling Brook - north of the South Engineering building
- Dakota Plaza - next to the Geosciences building, just west of the Family Life Center
A secure log-in account is required to access NDSU's wireless network. Formal visitors to NDSU (e.g., visiting scholars, conference attendees) may request guest access through the IT Help Desk.
There are currently four wireless networks on the NDSU campus. Each has their own specific use and functionality.
How to use
Who is it for?
This network is used to set up a device to access the NDSU secure network. It does not provide access to any other Internet sites.
NDSU faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and those with a guest certificate* who need to setup their device to access the NDSU Secure network
This is the main wireless network on campus. This network is secured using a certificate that you install on your device. This network is fully functional and provides full access to the Internet.
NDSU faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and those with a guest certificate*
This wireless network provides guest access to the Internet. This network uses a less secure connection and is also limited in terms of allowed Internet access. It is intended only for use by authorized guests on campus.
In order to create a guest login, NDSU employees should do the following:
In order to use the guest password, guests should do the following:
NDSU sponsored guests
Education Roaming is a global internet access service that provides you with immediate wireless Internet access when visiting educational institutions that are part of the Eduroam network.
Campus guests also have access to the NDSU wireless network if their home institution is a participating member of Eduroam.
To enable a wireless device to connect to the Eduroam network, NDSU users should download a new version of the NDSU Secure wireless certificate.
(If you downloaded an NDSU wireless certificate after May 1, 2012, you have the newest version and can already access the Eduroam network).
To download a new wireless certificate:
Guests should enquire about Eduroam participation at their home institution.
NDSU faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and guests.
* To obtain a guest certificate, have an NDSU employee call 231-8685 (option 1) or email the NDSU HelpDesk.