Wi-Fi Networks

Click on the questions below to learn more about Wi-Fi network frequently asked questions.

What network does my device connect to?

Depending on if your device is Windows or Mac, district-owned or personal, there are different networks your device will connect to. Attempting to connect to the wrong network could cause problems accessing district resources such as network drives, printers, and more.

The district runs three wireless networks in all buildings. District-owned devices automatically connect to the appropriate network:

Network Devices
PantherWiFi District-owned Apple devices (Macs, iPads, et al.)
PantherSecure District-owned Windows laptops only
PantherGuest Personally-owned laptops, smartphones, and tablets

Can I connect my personal device to PantherWiFi/PantherSecure and get access to the network and printers?
No. Network resources are reserved for district-owned devices only.

How do I connect to PantherGuest?

  • On your mobile device, select PantherGuest. After a few seconds, an authentication page will appear
  • Once you read the terms and conditions, click “Yes, I agree”
  • The authentication window will disappear and you can now access the guest wireless

How do I remove Wi-Fi networks in iOS?

Sometimes you need an iPad to no longer connect to a wireless network. By default, it will save the network after connecting to it once in a list of preferred wireless networks. If you have multiple preferred networks, however, this can cause your iPad to switch back and forth between them, leading to connectivity issues.

  1. Tap on the Settings app from the home screen.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi. The list of local wireless networks will appear.
  3. To remove a network (ex: PantherGuest) tap on the blue arrow next to the network name. In iOS 7, this is a blue “I” with a circle.
  4. Tap on “Forget this Network”.
  5. Tap on the Wi-Fi button on the top-left.
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How do I "forget" PantherGuest on my Mac? 

  • Click on Wi-Fi symbol in the top-right corner and select "Open Network Preferences..."  
  • On the Wi-Fi section, select the "Advanced..." button.
  • Find "PantherGuest" (or whichever wifi network you want to forget) and select the "-" button.  Select "Remove" to confirm.
  • Click "OK" then "Apply" to save your changes. 

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Why can't I can’t access certain websites and get a “Web Page Blocked” message?

I can’t access <certain website>.  I get a message saying “Web Page Blocked”.
The district guest network is filtered at a level acceptable for all ages, which means certain websites are not accessible on the guest network.

Why do I get a security/SSL error when trying to access a website on PantherGuest?

There is a certain file you need to download to allow access to certain SSL-secured sites. 

Why am I getting security certificate warnings on the school?
The school district is required to filter Internet traffic. With many sites, including most common search engines and other popular sites, utilizing HTTPS/SSL technology it became necessary to implement this new scanning technology. This technology requires that a specific certificate be installed on your computer, tablet, phone or other personal device to allow web browsing without this scanning error.

How can I preventing security certificate warnings?
To prevent security certificate warnings on the school district network, including the guest network, you must import the appropriate scanning certificate into your browser. In some cases, the certificate must be imported into each specific browser independently. See below for instructions on how to import the certificate for your browser.

Click here to download the CERTIFICATE

Browser Directions
Internet Explorer
  • Go to Tools > Internet Options. On the Content tab, select Certificates and find the Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
  • Import the certificate using the Import Wizard. Make sure that the certificate is imported into Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
  • You will see a warning because the certificate is self-signed. It is safe to select Yes to install the certificate.
Firefox
  • Depending on the platform, go to Menu > Options or Preferences > Advanced and find the Certificates tab.
  • Click View Certificates, specifically the Authorities certificate list
  • Click Import and select the Fortinet_CA_SSLProxy certificate file.
Safari and Chrome
  •  Locate and open the downloaded Fortinet_CA_SSLProxy certificate file. Choose Open and click Install Certificate. The Import Wizard appears.
  • Import the certificate using the Import Wizard. Make sure that the certificate is imported into Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
  • You will see a warning because the certificate is self signed. It is safe to select Yes to install the certificate.
iOS
  •  Follow the link to download the certificate and select Install to start the installation.
  • You will see a warning because the certificate is self signed. It is safe to select Install Now to install the certificate.