Monthly Archives: October 2013

When you have a guest on campus and they need wireless access

The details will vary depending on what device you use, but here is the overview:

  1. Set your device to join the network MDS-public
  2. In the Login screen that appears, click “Create Account
  3. Fill in the information, and then you’ll be allowed on the network. It’s a temporary account that will expire after some time.

If you don’t see the login screen after connecting:

  1. Try to get on the web. Your browser should automatically go to the account screen.
  2. Windows 7 [and maybe others] has a little dialog box that pops up after you try to connect, down on the bottom right, that says something like “more info may be needed – click here“. So click there, your default web browser will pop up, and you’ll be taken to the login screen.

iPad Camera Roll to your Teacher [Dept iPad Set]

Say you have a Department iPad set, the students have produced some media [pictures or videos] and you need to fetch a copy. Here’s how:

On the iPads:

  • Fire up a web browser – I suggest Chrome
  • Surf to Drive.Google.com
  • Login to YOUR account
  • Scroll to the BOTTOM of the page. Click the “Desktop version” link
  • You’ll see a warning [“Everything won’t work“].
    Click through to the desktop version [“I know, I don’t care.”].
  • Scroll back up to the top. Click the upload button [Top left, next to the CREATE button].
  • Select your file, and upload it.
  • Get the checkmark on the file.
  • More –> Share –> Email as Attachment
  • WHEN YOU ARE DONE: Click your email address up top and LOGOUT.

    Save yourself some hassle! 

We tried sharing the file, but as of this writing the dialog box will not let you type an address. It MIGHT work in Safari, though.