Network & Wireless Information

Information Technology Services boasts an exceptionally robust network. Always on the leading edge (and sometimes bleeding edge) of technology, the ITS staff strives to provide the best technology with the least amount of downtime.

It is the goal of ITS to provide the South Dakota Mines Campus Community with the technology tools they need in support of the University mission.


In addition to the wired network, ITS offers wireless connections for both public and private connections.

  • sdsmtwpa is for use of the campus community and allows access to the campus network and resources.
  • sdsmtopn is for use by campus guests and allows internet access only.
For more information go here: How to connect to wireless networks at South Dakota Mines


For Faculty, Staff and students working from remote locations, a Virtual Provider Network (VPN) is available. Users may VPN to South Dakota Mines from remote locations. So whether you're home or traveling, you can access the Mines network and servers.

To maintain a robust and dependable network, ITS performs monthly network maintenance.

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?

Visit the ITS Support Portal.

The ITS Help Desk is located in the Devereaux Library.

Contact Us

(605) 394-1234

After Hours Emergencies

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