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February 23, 2009

Tips for Connecting to WiFi

(This message is mostly for our reference volunteers.)

Hello Volunteers,

It is always a good idea to connect iPods to the WiFi before each checkout. The connection is created in two steps:
Step One: Selecting the guest network in the iPod's Settings
Step Two: Logging in to the guest network.

In most cases all our iPods already have the guest network selected in the their Settings, but sometimes this selection is lost and needs to be re-set.

To do that, locate and touch the Settings icon on one of the main screens. (It will say Settings underneath a picture of machine parts.) Next, touch the WiFi application. When you see the screen which says Wi-Fi ON, turn it off by touching the ON button. Wait for several seconds, and then turn it back ON by touching the OFF button. Once Wi-Fi is again ON, make sure that a checkmark appears next to guest under the Choose a Network option.

After the Guest network is selected in the Settings it will be possible to log on to it through the Web. Every time the iPod is turned off, it logs out of the guest network, which is why you need to log back on after it is turned on again.

To do that, tap on the Safari icon. Type in a URL. You will get a message asking you accept the website certificate. Tap "Yes". Next, you will see the long yellow page which is the Welcome Page to the guest network. Scroll down until you find the text boxes at the bottom. Type in a last name and an email address and tap "Continue". You will get another page on which you will have to tap "continue" again and then you are done!

Please don't hesitate to ask me or one of our iPod Squad Volunteers to help you with this or any other iPod application.


Posted by monti at February 23, 2009 04:08 PM


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