Student Wi-Fi hotspots available at Cape schools

Free internet access for remote learning
April 15, 2020

Cape students in need of internet for remote learning can access free Wi-Fi at five area schools.

Hot spots are available at Cape High, and Rehoboth, Milton, H.O. Brittingham and Love Creek elementary schools, Cape Communications/PR Coordinator Stephanie DeMalto said.

Students using district devices should connect to CHSDwireless, and students using personal devices should connect to CapeDriveUp, DeMalto said.

Maps depicting designated areas to best access the internet at each school parking lot were sent to students, DeMalto said. Best connections are in spots closest to the school building; students are to stay in cars while accessing the internet, DeMalto said.

Cape Supervisor of Instructional Technology Randy Reynolds said once students are connected, they can access Schoology to download activities, check for correspondence from teachers or videoconference with their teacher.

“We were fortunate to get loaner exterior access points from [software firm] Cisco Meraki and have been testing a variety of antennas to determine which ones work best in our situations, and currently, we have the wireless available 24/7,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds, a University of Delaware grad whose daughter, Lindsey, is a college student, said he also spoke with former coworker Mark Cabry, who is UD director of network and infrastructure services, about providing access to college students in the Cape district.

“They were having some of the same challenges downstate with their students needing access, and his expertise was a big help getting everything set up and configured, and facilitating access to the UD internet connection Eduroam through our wireless as well,” Reynolds said. “This actually provides assistance to Cape alumni, such as my daughter, who lives in our district and attends the university.”

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