Kenosha County Parks WIFI

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Welcome to kcparksWIFi


A wireless (WIFI) network has been implemented in Kenosha County Parks. This open are WIFI network is available to residents and visitors and will provide a single, constant Internet experience throughout the identified Kenosha WIFI areas. WIFI is currently available at the Silver Lake Beach pavilion. Activities are currently underway to add additional coverage at Petrifying Springs pavilions as well as Old Settler's Park in early 2016.

The goal of the free, open air WIFI service is to support economic development, education, and public safety.

kcparksWIFi is designed for open air use and is not intended to replace indoor Internet access for residents or businesses in the coverage area. Since the service is not encrypted, it is intended for personal, noncommercial use.

FAQ



What is kcparksWIFi?

Kenosha County Parks Open Air WIFI (kcparksWIFi) is a high speed outdoor wireless Internet connection that is available to anyone with a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any mobile device with an Internet browser and wireless adapter.

Is my information safe while using kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi is a free public WIFI service open to anyone and the signal is NOT encrypted, caution should be taken to protect your private and financial information. It is strongly recommended that you do not conduct personal business across this or any other open network.

Where can I connect to kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi is currently available outdoors at Silver Lake Park with additional locations to be added in the near future.

How far away from the kcparksWIFi coverage area can I still connect?

kcparksWIFi may slightly exceed the coverage area shown in the map. However, the kcparksWIFi signal strength will diminish the further you are outside of the coverage area.

Will kcparksWIFi work inside buildings within the coverage area?

kcparksWIFi is intended for outdoor, casual use. It’s possible some buildings within the coverage area may have access.

Are there plans to expand kcparksWIFi beyond the current designated coverage area?

The kcparksWIFi coverage area will be reviewed periodically to sustain the goal of supporting economic development, education, and public safety.

How fast is the kcparksWIFi connection?

The kcparksWIFi connection speed will vary depending on the number of users, the signal strength at your location, and your device.

Who can use kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi is available to the general public and is intended for personal, noncommercial use.

Is there a limit to the number of people who can access kcparksWIFi at one time?

There is no limit to the number of users that may connect to any access point at any one time. However, the connection speed and signal strength will decrease as the number of users increases on an access point.

How long can I use kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi connections are terminated after 2 hours. You must reconnect and re-acknowledge the kcparksWIFi User Agreement to continue. We encourage users to be mindful of others when accessing the free service.

What hours is kcparksWIFi available?

kcparksWIFi is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year except for periodic maintenance windows.

Is kcparksWIFi monitored or any websites blocked?

Yes, kcparksWIFi has some restrictions, in addition to web filtering for inappropriate sites, which will limit the period of time or amount of data that can be downloaded during a specific session. It’s intended to dissuade using kcparksWIFi for streaming large amounts of data for movies and similar activities.

Is any information about me or my computer collected when I use kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi does not have access to your computer or collect any personal information of users connecting to kcparksWIFi. The system may, however, collect device information such as the type of device, operating system, and WIFI usage.

Who do I contact if I need help connecting to kcparksWIFi?

There is no technical support provided for this access at this time.

Where is the funding coming from for kcparksWIFi?

kcparksWIFi is funded through financial contributions from the County of Kenosha, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha News and the City of Kenosha.

What devices can connect to kcparksWIFi?

Any device with a wireless adapter can connect. This includes cell phones, tablets, laptops and WIFI enabled cameras.

Can I use kcparksWIFi on my smartphone or tablet?

Yes! In fact, most of the devices that connect are smartphones. Once you make the WIFI connection, you must browse the Internet and check the acceptance box for the kcparksWIFi User Agreement.

How do I connect with an Android device?

Enter the Android Apps drawer and click on the ‘Settings’ App.In ‘Settings’, click ‘WIFI.’In ‘WIFI’, slide the ‘WIFI’ ON/OFF button to “On.”Find ‘kcparksWIFi’ in the list of networks and click on the name to connect.Once the connection is established, the word “Connected” will be shown under kcparksWIFi.To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The kcparksWIFi web page opens – from this page you can access the kcparksWIFi User Agreement.Once you accept the kcparksWIFi User Agreement, you will have complimentary kcparksWIFi access.

How do I connect with an iPhone?

Locate the ‘Settings’ icon and press it. Click on the ‘WIFI’ tab under ‘Settings.’ If your ‘WIFI’ setting has been turned “Off”, swipe the button to the right to scan for available WIFI connections. Find ‘kcparksWIFi' in the list of networks and click on the blue arrow to connect. Once the connection is established, a blue checkmark displays to the left of kcparksWIFi and the network’s name turns blue. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The kcparksWIFi web…

How do I connect with an iPad?

Locate the ‘Settings’ icon and press it. Click on the ‘WIFI’ tab under ‘Settings.’ If your ‘WIFI’ setting has been turned “Off”, swipe the grey button to the right to scan for available WIFI connections. Once enabled, the WIFI locator displays available networks within range of your iPad Find ‘kcparksWIFi' in the list of networks and click on the blue arrow to connect. Once the connection is established, a blue checkmark displays to the left of kcparksWIFi and the network’s name turns blue. To connect…

How do I connect with a PC?

Locate the wireless connection icon found in the bottom right bar of your screen. Click on the icon to open your connections. Available networks within range of your PC are displayed. Select kcparksWIFi and click ‘connect.’ Once the connection is established, the word “Connected” will be shown next to the signal strength for the kcparksWIFi connection. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The kcparksWIFi web page opens – from this page you can access the kcparksWIFi User Agreement. Once…

How do I connect with a Mac?

Locate the wireless connection icon found in the top right bar of your screen. Click on the icon to open your connections. If you have disabled WIFI, click the option ‘Turn WIFI On.’ Locate kcparksWIFi and select this network. Once the connection is established, a grey checkmark displays to the left of kcparksWIFi and signal strength bars appear in the wireless connection icon. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The kcparksWIFi web page opens – from this page you…