How It Works
We have a few different wifi networks for mobile devices.
M1010 is for Chromebooks. When properly enrolled, student Chromebooks will connect to this network automatically and should never need a password. (I once learned the M1010 password, but the Men in Black visited and asked me to look into this little red light.) M1010 is also used for a few school-owned iPads and laptops, such as those that come with textbook adoption.
Staffconnect is for teacher personal devices, especially phones. You can connect with your gcs username and password, the same as for email. When in doubt, try staffconnect.
GCCS1010_Venue is for teacher Venues, when they’re not on a dock with wired internet. It will never need a password.
There’s also a guest network, which is only activated for special occasions.
How It Breaks
The most common problem is when you try to connect to the wrong network with the wrong device. For example, a Venue may connect to staffconnect, but it won’t perform as well.
Another problem is the wrong password. For example, if you recently changed your gcs password, but your phone is still trying to connect to staffconnect with the old password.
Sometimes there is a security or authentication issue, where a device just isn’t compatible. For example, many laptops will not connect to staffconnect.
How to Fix It
Make sure you’re aiming for the right network with the right device.
If you have a saved password on a device, make sure it’s up to date.
Finally, there’s the option of physically connecting to the wall with an ethernet cable. This may work with a laptop, or it may help your Venue if you put it on a dock.