• Welcome to the Providence Schools Guest Wireless Network

    Providence Schools is pleased to provide an open access wireless service as a convenience to our visitors while in our schools.

     

    Please note the following: Access to the Providence Schools Guest Wireless Network is provided at the discretion of Providence Schools and may be revoked at any time without prior notice. The Providence Schools Guest Wireless Network is not a secure network. Other users can potentially intercept any information you send and receive. Use of encryption is strongly recommended for sensitive or private information, including passwords. User of the Providence Schools Guest Wireless Network are rate-limited and are prevented from communicating to our internal network and to each other. If you need any internal communication device in the school, we recommend login into one of our workstations. Your network traffic is always monitored at all times as part of the Providence Schools normal network management processes. You are also subject to the Providence Schools Policy on Acceptable Use of Internet.

     

    ***Warning***

    Youtube.com secure connections are currently being decrypted in our district to properly filter inappropriate videos and pages. You will not be able to connect to Youtube.com unless you install our web device certificate (follow the instructions below).

    If you do not want to install the certificate, please click here.

     

    For Mobile Devices  For Ipads:

    1. Click on Download Certificate button below
    2. Click on Install
    3. Follow the prompts to install the certificate
    4. Click Done
    5. Go to Settings, General, About, Certificate Trust Settings
    6. Enable the ibossfilter.ppsd.org certificate

     

     

    For Mobile Devices   For Apple Devices (Macs):

    • NOTE: Before installing this certificate, open up your keychain and check under the settings for iboss.ppsd.org. if it has a RED mark, click on the certificate. Expand the trust and select to “always trust this certificate” if you don’t have the certificate follow with the steps below.
    1. Click on Download Certificate button below
    2. Double Click the Downloaded Certificate
    3. In the Keychain Access, Click on Certificates on the left
    4. Double click on the Ibossfilter.ppsd.org certificate
    5. Click on the arrow to the left of “Trust” to expand the options
    6. Change “When using this certification option” to “Always Trust”
    7. Close the Certificate
    8. Enter your admin password to save the settings
    9. Close the Keychain Access

     

    For Internet Explorer Browsers  For Internet Explorer Browsers:

    1. Click on Download Certificate button below (certificate for windows devices)
    2. Click on Open and click “allow” (if you get the IE security warning and click open again)
    3. Once the certificate opens, select Install Certificate
    4. Choose Local Machine, Click next
    5. Select place all certificates in the following store
    6. Click Browse
    7. Select Trusted Certification Authorities and click ok
    8. Click Next and then Finish
    9. Click “Yes” on the security warning
    10. Close all dialogs and restart the browser

     

    For Google Chrome Browsers  For Google Chrome Browsers:

    1. Click on Download Certificate button below
    2. Click on the three buttons on the upper right of the browser called ”Customize and Control Google Chrome”
    3. Select Settings
    4. Click on Advanced at the bottom of the window to view additional settings
    5. Select Manage Certificates
    6. Click on Import
    7. Click on Next
    8. Click Browse and locate the file you downloaded
    9. Go to the Downloads Folder.
    10. Select the .cer file and click open
    11. Click Next
    12. In the Certificate Store click browse
    13. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities, click ok and click next
    14. Click Finish
    15. Click "Yes" on the warning notice
    16. Click OK and Click close

     

    For Google Chrome Browsers  For Google Chromebooks:

                    

    1. Click on Download Certificate button below
    2. Click on the three buttons on the upper right of the browser called ”Customize and Control Google Chrome”
    3. Select Settings
    4. Click on Advanced at the bottom of the window to view additional settings
    5. Select Manage Certificates
    6. Select Authorities
    7. Click on Import
    8. Select the .crt file and click open
    9. Select each checkbox listed, should be three of them
    10. Click OK​