The Notre Dame network provides added security for users of the campus network by segregating the campus network into distinct virtual networks for faculty, staff, students and guests. It also adds encryption capabilities to Notre Dame's wireless network, protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information you transmit using the ND-Secure WiFi network..
Connect to the ND Network
ND-Secure, our wireless network, provides the user with the benefit of encryption and enables Notre Dame to accurately control usage of its wireless network. Since ND-Secure requires authentication, users must have an active affiliation with the University in order to use the ND-Secure wireless network. ND-Guest is an unencrypted wireless network to serve the needs of legacy wireless devices as well as authorized University guest. Although not encrypted, ND-Guest still requires authentication via a faculty/staff/student NetID and password or official guest credentials. Follow the links below for instructions on connecting to the ND network.
Many applications that are used at Notre Dame require that you be on the ND network. If you are away from the office and need to access these applications you can do so by using the ND VPN. Logging into the ND VPN allows you to work as if you were on campus with your computer. You must have a valid ND ID to access the ND VPN.
Students studying abroad at Notre Dame International locations can find connection information on the Remote Sites page.
Note: Beginning May 13 through Sunday, May 19, visitors to Notre Dame can access the ND-guest wireless network without needing to login with a username and password. Please feel free to let guests know about this temporary service.
During this time, network engineers will evaluate how an open guest network performs to finalize plans for a future permanent offering.
The ND-guest wireless service is offered for casual personal use on an "as is" basis with no guarantee of availability and no warranty of any kind.
ND-Guest is an unencrypted wireless network designed to support authorized guests of the University, faculty/staff/student-owned legacy wireless devices that do not support 802.11X connections, and faculty/staff/student-owned devices that do not have Web browsers to allow you to authenticate to use the ND-Secure network. To access some University resources, you may need to use a VPN connection while on the ND-Guest wireless network. Users will authenticate on the ND-Guest network by opening a Web page and entering their NetID and password, or their sponsored guest credentials.
Guest Network Access
Most guests to campus only need access to the wireless network and do not need a NetID for this. Any active faculty, staff or student can sponsor an account for the network and provide them a short-term guest account by following the instructions for Guest Network Access.
Entertainment systems such as gaming consoles and media devices can be connected to the ND network but must be registered. To register a device for use on the ND network, if it comes with a browser, you'll be automatically routed to the registration page.
Border Firewall Information (ND NetID & Password Required)
Network Statistics (ND NetID & Password Required)
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