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.

 

 



Article ID: 668
Created On: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM
Last Updated On: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 1:52 PM
Authored by: Joe Yamada

Online URL: https://kb.nsd.org/article-668.html