Wireless Access

Wireless Security

With the rollout of the wireless network this summer a lot of students and teachers want to connect to the KPBSD Staff & Student part with their personal devices.

Some things to keep in mind are:

If it’s a Windows XP system Service Pack 3
If it’s an Ipod touch version 3.0 or newer of the software
If it’s an Apple computer AirPort 4.2 or newer

Other devices may specific technical issues not covered here but

they must support WPA2

in order to connect to the KPBSD Staff & Student wireless network.
Most of the time a software update will fix a connectivity issues but if the hardware doesn’t support the WPA2 encryption standard you won’t be able to connect to the network.

Published in: on October 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm Comments (0)

School is back in Session :)


This summer the Data Processing crew was busier than ever. We installed over 570 wireless access points and replaced over 800 computers! Things are going good and people are pretty happy with the new options they get by using the wireless networks in the schools.

Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 2:40 pm Comments (1)

New Dell Laptop

Here is the new Dell Latitude 2100

It looks like a nice fit for students, bigger than the Mini 9 but more capable than the Mini 12.  Here is a list of the upgrades available for it:

10.1″ WSVGA (1280 x 576) LED Display
10.1″ WSVGA (1280 x 576) LED Display with touchscreen
Input Options
Optional touchscreen
Dual Channel DDR2 Memory
Up to 1GB Integrated Memory
One Memory Slot offering up to additional 1GB (total memory up to 2GB)
Memory Bandwidth 800MHz
Hard Drives
Solid State Drives up to 16GB
5400rpm Hard Drives up to 250GB

Key Accessories
Carrying Handle, Shoulder Strap, Anti-Microbial Keyboard (US Only), Dell Mobile Computing Station (cart – US only)

External Media
Optional 8X DVD±RW/±R External USB 2.0 Rewritable Drive

Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 8:15 am Comments (0)


Well we are all now watching Mt. Redoubt and waiting to see what it does.  Make sure to check out the district web page for updates and the Alaska Volcano Observatory has lots of great information and pictures.  Here is one of my favorites.

Mt. Redoubt from Space

Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 11:09 am Comments (0)

Spring Break

We are gearing up for our work over Spring Break.  We usually do some wiring or re-imaging of computers and this year is no different.  We will be in Seward working on their new wireless setup at Seward High.

Published in: on March 10, 2009 at 10:56 am Comments (0)