Park Ridge State High School is pleased to announce our Wi-Fi network upgrade occurring on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
This upgrade will make it easier for new users to connect, improve our network access and security for students.
What's changing and why?
Our old Wi-Fi networks are being removed and replaced with new ones:
- EQGUEST will replace DETE-GUEST
- EQNET will replace DETE-BYOX
iDET and QDETA-X are being removed to simplify network choices.
We are also rolling out a Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform - Microsoft Intune.
This app will automatically set up devices to work on our new Wi-Fi network and allow the school to push out required classroom software to student devices. As Park Ridge SHS grows larger, this app is an important part of meeting our future demands of education technology.
What do students need to do?
Students should complete these activities before Tuesday 28/7/20.
Students can now prepare their device at home, without needing to visit the IT Help Desk. In fact, it's easier to enrol at home than at school.
Students should follow the instructions in the videos below to enrol.
Android and Chromebook devices are not supported.
Students will need to know their email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password to complete the process. If they do not know their password their teachers can help reset it.
Frequently asked questions
Privacy - Does Microsoft Intune monitor the student's device activity?
No. Microsoft Intune reports the following information to the school:
- Device model, like Google Pixel
- Device manufacturer, like Microsoft
- Operating system and version, like iOS 12.0.1
- Application inventory of company deployed software only
- Device owner
- Device name
- Device serial number
Microsoft Intune will never record any of the following:
- Calling and web browsing history*
- Email and text messages*
- Pictures, including what's in the photos app or camera roll
*Internet and email activity still go through our network security filtering service.
I have an older Windows device. Will it work on the new network?
If your device is running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, it will need to be upgraded to Windows 10. This can be done for free. If your device runs Windows 10 'S Mode' it may need to be upgraded to standard Windows 10 first. See the Microsoft support guide for more.
Your device will also need to have a 5Ghz Wi-Fi receiver, which is in most laptops and tablets manufactured within the last 5 years. If your device does not have this receiver, you can purchase a 5Ghz dongle for less than $30 from most computer stores. Contact the IT Help Desk if you require help.