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    Bring Your Own Device

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    What is BYOD wireless? BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device”.  The District technology staff has made substantial improvements to the District wireless network over the last 3 years.  BYOD is the next step in enhancing digital instruction at FBISD and is being implemented to support Teaching and Learning’s Blended Learning initiative.

     

    Where is wireless available: Wireless is available at all FBISD campuses and support sites.  Wireless service is available 24/7 to those with existing credentials except during planned maintenance and unplanned outages.  The service to register new Visitor accounts will be limited to campus and support site working hours due to a required confirmation from staff.

     

    Who can connect: Staff and visitors with login credentials can connect personal devices to the BYOD wireless network.  Staff with district-issued devices will connect to the internal wireless system. The correct network being broadcast is FBISD_BYOD.  Students can connect to the BYOD network using their FBISD username and password on personal devices.

     

    How do I Connect?  Refer to this page for more detailed instructions on connecting different devices.  Short instructions for Students to log into the BYOD network are here.

     

    What is available on the BYOD network:  The BYOD wireless network is being provided to allow students with personal devices to access the internet for instructional purposes.  However, FBISD takes our responsibilities to protect our children according the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) seriously.  Internet bound traffic is monitored and filtered per District directives.  All users will be asked to accept the terms of use for the BYOD network before getting access.

     

    Wireless Device Requirements: Wireless has been and continues to be one of the fastest evolving segments of technology over the last fifteen or so years.  FBISD has implemented a wireless network based on the latest standard (802.11AC) and will continue to make enhancements for additional functionality and security.   For an optimal user experience please refer to the list of suggested devices when making a purchasing decision.  This list will be updated periodically to reflect changing wireless and computing standards.  Fort Bend ISD is providing the BYOD network for personal devices to connect to, but is not responsible for the operation and support of these devices.

     

    Also good to know:

    • Personal “hotspots” and wireless access points are prohibited on FBISD campuses and support sites
    • Some devices will not be accepted on the FBISD BYOD network including:
      • Gaming devices
      • Roku streaming devices
      • Chromecast
      • Amazon Echo
      • Google Home
      • Amazon Firesticks
      • Smart TV’s
      • Wireless printers
      • Any device without an interface to enter user credentials