Guest WiFi/VPN Access
The Colorado School of Mines provides temporary guest access to the main campus wireless (WiFi) and VPN networks in cases of legitimate need; in special circumstances wired guest access is available. To protect both CSM and minor guests, network access cannot be provided to minors without written consent to their parent or guardian. Please contact CCIT (303) 273-3430 if you would like to arrange for network access to minors.
Internet Web (off campus) Browsing Only
For web browsing, email, and VPN access only, the guest simply needs to connect to wireless network CSMguest and enter their email address in the Guest User email field.
Main Campus Network Registered Guest Access
If the guest needs full network access, e.g. a secure connection (SSH) to an on or off campus resource, a member of the CSM community must sponsor the guest, and agree to take responsibility for their guest's use of the network. The request can be made here http://helpdesk.mines.edu/wireless.shtml. Typically it's an Academic Department member who sponsors a guest. The CSM community member must also provide a technical contact who will be the guest's point of contact for any technical problems that may arise. Once we have processed your request we will contact the sponsor and provide a username and password which the guest can use on the "CSMguest" wireless network (or CSM main campus wired network in special circumstances.)
VPN Guest Access PDF version Text only version
If you wish to sponsor a VPN guest, please download and fill out the VPN Authorization Form (also available in PDF format
Text only version). Please return the completed form to the CCIT networking department at fax 303-273-3475 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to your guest's need for VPN access to the CSM Network. Once we have received and processed your request, we will contact the sponsor and provide them with a username and password which the guest can use to connect to https://secure.mines.edu our SSL based VPN.
If you wish to use eduroam, please see the instructions here eduroam.
NOTE: These only provide networking access (eg, Internet, campus wifi, campus VPN and wired network access). For computer account access a campus custom role (see Custom Role) or Guest Computer Accounts are needed (see Guest Computer & Network Access).