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Which SSID Should I Use for The Wireless Network?

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People accessing the wireless network at Dartmouth should choose from the following SSIDs:

  • Eduroam (education roaming) is intended to be the primary wireless network used on campus by Dartmouth faculty, staff and students. It is also the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating Institutions to obtain internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop and connecting to the Eduroam wireless network that is now available at many institutions. Connections made to this network will require authentication, and will encrypt data between the computer and the wireless access point. A Dartmouth NetID and password will be required to authenticate to this network. Devices using this network will have a private IP address of 10.xxx.xxx.xxx while on campus, and will have a public Dartmouth IP address of 129.170.xxx.xxx when connecting to resources that are off campus. Any resources that require a Dartmouth IP address will allow connections from this network. See Eduroam Wireless Network for additional information.

  • Dartmouth Secure was the primary wireless network used on campus by Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students. This SSID is in the process of being phased out.
  • Dartmouth Library Public is intended to provide access to Dartmouth's Library resources for people who are on the Dartmouth campus, but who are not current Dartmouth faculty, staff, or students. It is only available in buildings that house one of Dartmouth's libraries. This is an unauthenticated, unencrypted wireless network. Devices using this network will have a private IP address of 10.xxx.xxx.xxx while on campus, and will have a public Dartmouth IP address of 129.170.xxx.xxx when connecting to resources that are off campus. Any resources that require a Dartmouth IP address will allow connections from this network.
  • Dartmouth Public is intended to provide Internet access for people who are on the Dartmouth campus, but who are not current Dartmouth faculty, staff, or students. This includes alumni, conference participants, and guests. This is an unauthenticated, unencrypted wireless network. The connection to the Internet is provided by an outside Internet Service Provider (ISP). Devices using this network will have a private IP address of 10.xxx.xxx.xxx while on campus, but will have a non-Dartmouth IP address when connecting to resources that are off campus. This means that any resources that require a Dartmouth IP address – including Library resources – will not be accessible from this network, unless a VPN session is started first.
  • Kiewit Voice is used only for wireless IP phones and is maintained specifically for that use.
Topic: 
Computer and Device Services
Subtopic: 
Network Access
Last updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016
Meta: 
access point

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

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