Wi-Fi Networks

Depending on if your device is Windows or Mac, district-owned or personal, there are different networks your device will connect to. Click on the questions below to learn more about Wi-Fi networks in Spring Lake Park Schools.

PantherGuest FAQ

If you are a guest in our buildings, please connect to the PantherGuest network to access Wi-Fi and click on the questions below to learn more.

What network do I connect to?

Look for PantherGuest in your device's Wi-Fi settings.

How do I get a username and password?

  • During school hours: Visitors, groups, and other guests requesting WiFi access will need to ask for a username and password from personnel in the main office of every building.
  • Before and after school hours and weekends: A default username and password will be set outside of school hours. This login information will also be displayed on the "splash page", which is visible upon connecting to the PantherGuest network.
    •    Username: Guest
    •    Password: agree

Why do I have to sign in?

  • To better serve the community and to allow visitors to more easily connect to and use our guest network, a sign-in process was implemented. The guest network has less restrictions than the internal networks available to student devices during the school day. For this reason, the PantherGuest network requires a unique login during school hours. This login can be obtained in the main office of every building in the district. This login will not be shared with students, but is available to all visitors of Spring Lake Park Schools during the school day.
  • Please be aware that before and after school hours, the guest network changes to a default password that is available to anyone on-screen upon connecting to the PantherGuest network. Students' personal devices can use this network before and after school hours and on weekends. 
     

How long does my username and password last?

  • Passwords obtained during the school day will be valid for up to 12 hours. 
  • Outside of school hours, the following default username and password will be set. This login information will also be displayed on the "splash page", which is visible upon connecting to the PantherGuest network.
    •    Username: Guest
    •    Password: agree 

Is the guest network filtered?

Yes, but it is less restrictive than the WiFi networks available to students during the day. During after school hours, students and guests can freely access the guest network via the default login on personal devices.
 

Is this process the same for every school and building?

Yes, guests of Spring Lake Park Schools will have the same experience connecting to the guest network at every school and building.
 

Can staff members login to the guest network?

Yes, staff members can use their standard district username and password to sign-in to the guest network on personal devices, such as a mobile phone.

  • PantherGuest is not to be used on district-owned devices.
  • Staff are not to share their district username and password under any circumstances.
  • Login is typically required once per day to continue to use PantherGuest.

General Wi-Fi FAQ

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 multiple wireless networks in our 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
PantherWiFi_Computer District-owned Macs at Centerview Elementary
PantherWiFi_Mobile District-owned iPads at Centerview Elementary
SLP_Net

District-owned Windows laptops only at Centerview Elementary

 

Can I connect my personal device to PantherWi-Fi/PantherSecure and get access to the network and printers?

No. Network resources are reserved for district-owned devices only.

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.

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.