Wireless Internet Access

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota provides free wireless internet access in the bankruptcy courtroom and attorney conference rooms.  Wireless access is provided as a pilot project through calendar year 2022 through the District of North Dakota Federal Non-Appropriated Fund.

Access is restricted to:
* Attorneys
* Non-attorneys if they have a proceeding at the Courthouse or an active case file
* Media - Request access in writing to the Clerk of Court

The Wi-Fi network is password protected. The password and log-in information may be obtained at the Courtroom Deputy bench area.

To connect to the wireless network, devices must have a Wi-Fi compatible network card installed. The wireless card should detect the signal immediately. Because some wireless card software may require additional procedures and/or setting changes, users should consult the device user's manual, or contact the hardware or software provider for additional assistance.

Once the device detects the wireless signal, select the NDX Public WiFi network.

Users should be aware that there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and associated technology. The Court does not make any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. No information you consider confidential should be transmitted via this system. By using the system, you agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information you disseminate. By using the Court's wireless internet access system, users agree that the Court is not liable for any costs or damages, special, incidental, or consequential arising from the use of this service. The Court is not responsible for any materials, information, products, or services on the internet and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any communication made over the wireless internet access system.

No technical support will be provided to any user trying to access the wireless network. While we would like to help, for liability and cost reasons, court personnel are strictly prohibited from handling or troubleshooting users' personal devices. Court personnel will verify the current operational state of the wireless network. Since the Court is not providing security, support, or related services, all questions regarding these topics, and whether and how a user should use the service, should be directed to a professional familiar with the user's hardware, software, and use policies.

The Court does not warrant that wireless access to the internet over the Court's system will be uninterrupted, error-free, free of viruses, or other harmful components. Internet access at designated areas is provided only as a courtesy and may not be available at any requested time.

Internet accessibility may be disabled at the discretion of each Judge.

The Court reserves the right to deny or restrict access to any user who abuses the network. Abuse may include, but is not limited to, excessive bandwidth consumption or using the network for any type of activity or purpose deemed by the Court to be unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal, or fraudulent. The Court also reserves the right to monitor, intercept, and disclose any transmissions over or using our facilities, and to provide user information, or use records, and other related information under certain circumstances to appropriate authorities (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect the interests of the Court).

Broadcasting or recording judicial proceedings is prohibited.

Users should bring fully charged batteries for their wireless devices because electrical outlets may not be readily available in all areas. Users of courthouse electrical power do so at their own risk. The Court is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damages resulting from the use of the courthouse electrical power.

Printing is not available via the wireless network.