If you are taking an NPS laptop to a conference or meeting and need to access the Internet outside of Norman Public Schools you need to follow these instructions. Using Firefox as your browser, click on this link for detailed instructions. Internet Access outside of NPS - Firefox
Login local account
Test logging in with the local account prior to leaving the district. If it has not been added you will need to do this while connected to the NPS network with protection turned off on your UDT-XP Laptop.
Power on your laptop and when you see “waiting for network connection” press ESC
User name nps this is case sensitive and it is lower case, caps lock must be off
Password a password has not been set it is blank
Access wireless network out-of-district location
Start - > Settings- > Network Connections - > Wireless Network Connection
Right click on Wireless Network Connection
View Available Wireless Networks
Click on the wireless network you wish to connect to and follow the prompts.
NOTE FROM HERE ON YOU ARE ON OUR OWN TO MAKE THE CONNECTION WORK!
We can’t provide support for out-of-district connections our focus is to provide in district support.
Check with your Hotel or Convention center for instructions on how to access their wireless network (WIFI).
Remove NPS proxy settings
Open Internet Explorer.
Click on Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections-> LAN Settings
Click on box next to - Use a proxy server for your LAN to remove the check.
Then Click ok.
Your (LAN) Settings box should look like this.
Click OK to close (LAN) Settings.
Click OK to close Internet Options.
You can now surf the web at your out-of-district location. Since protection is on when your restart the laptop the proxy settings will automatically return after a restart or shutdown.
Happy surfing ;-)