Connecting to Mines' Wireless Networks

There are three primary wireless networks at the South Dakota Mines campus:

  • Wireless-Networks


    Secured network used by campus-owned computer systems only, such as staff computers and student laptops enrolled in the Tablet Program. Devices connected to this network are able to access protected network resources like shared drives and printers. Personal computers and mobile devices will not be able to connect to this network.   

  • sdsmtopn

    Available for public access including personally-owned computers and mobile devices. Computers connected to this network can only access protected resources by connecting to the VPN.     

  • eduroam

    Mainly for members of other SD Board of Regents schools to be able to connect to the Internet. Only a small number of connections are available for this network.

To connect to a wireless network:

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  1. Left click the wireless icon in the taskbar tray. A list of available wireless networks should be appear.
  2. Choose the appropriate network to join, as listed above.
  3. If the connection is successful, the available networks will show "Connected" on the network you joined and a signal strength will be displayed in the icon in your task bar.

Having WIFI Issues?

Visit South Dakota Mines WIFI Feedback to report them.

Your response will greatly aid us in finding the deficiencies of our wireless infrastructure on campus.

Need More Help?

The ITS Help Desk is located in the basement of the library.

Contact Us

(605) 394-1234

After Hours Emergencies

(mission-critical problems /outages)
(605) 939-0455