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How can a teacher or staff member tell if a student is using a 3G/4G wireless connection to the internet rather than the district wireless network?

Most mobile devices will show a Wi-Fi signal symbol when connected to a wireless network. This symbol is usually located in the menu bar at the top of the screen and looks similar to this:

 

iPhone Screenshot of a Wi-Fi connection.

 

When devices are using cellular data to access the web, they are not connected to Wi-Fi and will not show the Wi-Fi symbol above. Instead, one of the following indicators may show which may include the letters "3G," "4G," "LTE," or "1x" among others.

iPhone Screenshot of a 3G wireless cellular connection.

 

 

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