Student Captive Portal Instructions

Out of School WiFi use

In order to access WiFi outside of school, students will need to first authenticate through Google on their school-issued device. The authentication MUST be done through the Safari web browser. The process will need to be completed each time WiFi is accessed outside of school. Although the captive portal screen may appear when an app is launched, the authentication will only work through Safari. Students should have a web clip - Captive Portal - on the iPad; this will go directly to the Captive Portal authentication screen. If there is no web clip, students should launch Safari and enter the URL of a website not associated with school [noblesvilleschools.org, cnn.com, wthr.com, etc.].

This is the Captive Portal screen:

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Students should tap on Login with Google.

At the Google login screen, enter school email password [firstname_lastname_gradyear@nobl.k12.in.us] and school password. The account information will not need to be entered during subsequent authentications, but the student will need to select the school account on the login screen.

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Once this information is entered, the ‘Activating’ screen will appear.

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Once activated, the student will be able to access websites and apps at home. The activation period is four [4] hours; after that time, the student will be prompted to activate again.

Remember these key points about the authentication process:

  1. Use Safari to authenticate.
  2. Login with your school Google [email account].
  3. Authentication will last four [4] hours.
  4. The student will need to authenticate EACH time he/she needs WiFi access outside of school.


Click here for the NEMS Tech Team YouTube video following the above step by step directions.

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