Friday, May 17, 2013

Going Slightly Mad.....

We are 2 weeks into the new term and it has been NON STOP. They ( we all have a "they"..!! ) did something to the wireless over the 2 week break, and when we came back non of the students netbooks would connect as it had forgotten all of the pre shared keys (psk's)...aarrggghhhhh.....
The new system for getting a psk onto the netbooks was not playing the game so students and staff were incredibly frustrated at not being able to get online. Up in B10 ( netbook central !! ), it was complete chaos with students up there by the truck load with issues. We ended up supplying temporary guest passwords just so they could get online and get on with their work. There were signs up all over the place with the passwords on, trips around class rooms to write it up on the board and it seemed like more students were at the netbook room than in class, at times.
We now have a list of new psk's, but we have to get the netbooks to forget all of their preferences so they will accept the new ones. I am writing this in a brief gap between collecting netbooks from classrooms and setting them up for Leon ( one of the tech guys ) to put the new psk's on. Oh well.......... I suppose it keeps me fit.

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