Wireless Internet Access

The United States Courts for the District of North Dakota (the District) provides free wireless access to the Internet in the Fargo and Bismarck courtrooms and attorney conference rooms.  Access may be acquired in other areas of the building but is not guaranteed.  Wireless access is provided through the District of North Dakota Federal Non-Appropriated Fund.

The wireless network is password protected. The password may be obtained at the courtroom deputy bench area or the clerk’s office.

In order to connect to the wireless network, devices must have a WiFi-compatible network card installed. The wireless card should detect the signal immediately. Because some wireless card software may require some 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-PublicWiFi network.

Wireless Access Policy

  • Users should be aware that this is a public Wi-Fi connection and there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and associated technology.  The District makes no assurances or warranties relating to such risks.  No information users consider confidential should be transmitted via this system. 
  • By using the system, users agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information they disseminate or receive.
  • Broadcasting or recording judicial proceedings is prohibited.
  • Electrical outlets may not be readily available in all areas. Users of courthouse electrical power do so at their risk.  The District is not responsible for any loss, injury, or damage resulting from the use of the courthouse electrical power.
  • Printing is not available via the wireless network.
  • District personnel will not provide technical support of any kind under any circumstance to any user trying to access the wireless network.  District personnel are strictly prohibited from handling or troubleshooting users’ personal devices for liability and costs reasons.
  • The District does not warrant that wireless access to the Internet over the wireless network will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components.  Internet access at designated areas is provided only as a courtesy and may not always be available.
  • Questions about security, support, or related services and whether or how a user should use the service should be directed to a professional familiar with the user’s hardware, software, and use policies.  District personnel cannot provide assistance on these matters.
  • By using the wireless Internet access system, users agree that the District will not be liable for any costs or damages, special, incidental, or consequential, arising from the use of the system.
  • The District is not responsible for any materials, information, products, or services on the Internet.  Likewise, the District does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any communication made over the wireless Internet access system.
  • The District reserves the right to deny or restrict access to any user who abuses the network, such as by excessive bandwidth consumption or by using the network for any type of activity or purpose the District deems to be unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal, or fraudulent.  The District also reserves the right to monitor, intercept, and disclose any transmissions over or using the network, and to provide to appropriate authorities user information, use records, and other related information under certain circumstances (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect the interests of the District).