NDSU Wireless Network FAQs
How do I get started using wireless?
NDSU's wireless network is available most public locations across campus, including residence halls.
To connect, you will need to have a security certificate installed on your computer.* You can obtain the certificate and installation instructions at the following address: https://apps.ndsu.edu/wirelessauth
If you are connecting via wireless but do not have the certificate, connect to the wireless network called NDSU Instructions and then visit https://apps.ndsu.edu/wirelessauth to download and install your certificate.
After installing your security certificate, be sure you always connect to the wireless network called NDSU Secure.
Wireless access is now available in student rooms, lounges and study areas in the residence halls.
*If you are already connecting to NDSU's secure wireless network using WPA2 security (e.g., SecureW2), there is no reason to install a secure certificate unless you are having connection difficulties. If you do install the security certificate, be sure to uninstall WPA2/SecureW2 first.
Where can I access the wireless network?
Access is available almost all public locations across campus.
Make sure you are connecting to the wireless network identified as NDSU Secure (or NDSU Instructions if you need connection information). If you connect to a different network, you could be at risk for having information intercepted.
Wireless access is now available in student rooms, lounges and study rooms in the residence halls.
Who can use the wireless network?
In accordance with the NDSU Computer Use Policy and the North Dakota University System Computer Use Policy, network access is granted only to NDSU students, staff, faculty, and authorized guests. All users are subject to the NDSU and NDUS policies.
There are several other access points around campus that are not listed above. Can I use these for my wireless access?
The wireless networks called NDSU Secure are the only official ones that are provided by NDSU. Other access points are unauthorized and violate NDSU and NDUS policy. For security reasons, only authorized wireless networks should be used.
Where do I go if I have further questions?
Please call the NDSU Help Desk at 231-8685 (Option 1) or e-mail the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions concerning wireless connections.