Information Technology Services

Network Access Service Overview



Dartmouth provides wired and wireless access to the Dartmouth network.

All wired devices must be registered to the network to associate the device with an individual user.

Dartmouth’s wireless system provides support for 802.11 a/g/n wireless standards. There are three main SSIDs: Dartmouth-Secure, Dartmouth-Public, and Eduroam.

Quick Access


To access the wired network, plug your device into an active network jack and follow the instructions found at

To have a new data jack installed or to activate or move a jack, go to:

To request a repair to an existing network jack, you can send email to

For all request please include the following information:

  • Your contact information
  • Building and room number
  • The jack ID
  • Department name
  • A detailed description of the request or problem.


Dartmouth-Secure SSID: Provides encrypted wireless access to protect against data and identity theft.

To access the Dartmouth Secure network, you need to configure your computer. You only need to do this configuration once – unless your user name and/or password changes. To begin, you need a connection to the Internet (.any wired or wireless connection. Then, go to:

Dartmouth-Public SSID: Provides un-encrypted access to the Internet for visitors to Dartmouth. No registration required.

Eduroam SSID: Dartmouth subscribes to the Educause eduroam system. Eduroam is a secure worldwide-federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.

Available to


Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students


Dartmouth-Secure: Faculty, staff, students, and guests with a valid Dartmouth account

Dartmouth-Public: Anyone visiting the Dartmouth campus.

Eduroam: Any visiting faculty, staff, or student whose parent institution is also a member of the eduroam service.

Contact Us

Computer and Device Services
Network Access
Last updated: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at, via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

Information Technology Services