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Educational SmartSpot - Free Access to WiFi

 

the Kajeet SmartSpotWhere can I borrow the SmartSpot?

The SmartSpot may be borrowed at three locations: Accokeek, Hyattsville and Spauldings.

Reserve in the catalog here

 

Operations

The device is for educational purposes only. It is intended to help children without internet access to have use of the internet through a managed WiFi connection.

  • The device is filtered and restricted to educational use only.
  • The device is operational from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM.

Borrowing the SmartSpot

  • Adults ages 18 and older with library cards in good standing.
  • No LINK or Student Accounts.
  • One per household.
  • Customers must present their library card and a valid (not expired) photo ID to the circulation staff. At the time of check-out, the customer shall complete and sign a loan agreement. Once a SmartSpot is checked out to the customer, it becomes the responsibility of the customer.
  • Device must be returned to the original borrowing location.
  • Device cannot be returned in the bookdrop.
  • Device will be loaned for a period of 9 weeks, no reserves or renewals.
  • An overdue fee of $1.00 per day up to full replacement cost of $140.00 will be charged for a SmartSpot that is not returned. Damaged devices or parts will be charged at the cost of the part:
    • USB charger: $5.00
    • USB Cable: $5.00
    • SmartSpot Case: $10.00
  • Device will be disabled after 5 days overdue.
  • SmartSpots are available in Hyattsville, Accokeek and Spauldings on a first come, first served basis from open to close.
  • Customers must wait 24 hours before borrowing the same device.

 

Quick Trouble Shooting

 

Mobile device not connecting.

Is it between the hours of 6AM and 1AM?

 

Call your branch if more information is needed. See back for branch telephone numbers or visit our website www.pgcmls.info click on Digital Services then SmartSpots.

 

Kajeet SmartSpot 800 - Quick Start Guide.

 

Kajeet quick start guideThe Kajeet SmartSpot 4G LTE is a portable WiFi hotspot that extends the school day by providing the fastest, filtered broadband access anywhere.

 

Status Display: Provides connection and the battery status, network signal strength, and the number of users connected to the Kajeet SmartSpot 4G LTE.

Power/Menu Button: Powers the Kajeet SmartSpot 4G LTE on and off, wakes the screen from sleep mode, and cycles through menu options.

Charging Port: The AC charger connects here.

 

  

Accessing Your Kajeet SmartSpot 4G LTE WiFi Name and Password

To access your WiFi name and password please follow the steps below.

  1. Make sure the Kajeet SmartSpot 4G LTE is turned on.
  2. With the display on, press the power/menu button once to enter the menu (if the screen is off, press the power/menu button to exit sleep mode).
  3. Press the power/menu button again to display the WiFi name.
  4. Press the power/menu button one more time to display the WiFi password.
  5. Return to the home screen, press the power/menu button two more times.

Connecting to Kajeet SmartSpot Tips:

  • The device is filtered and restricted to educational use only.
  • Use the power button to scroll to the WiFi name and password.
  • On your device, turn on the WiFi and select Kajeet Smart Spot WiFi Network name "Ellipsis Jetpack ####" from the list of available WiFi networks.
  • When prompted, put your WiFi password and click OK.
  • Your device is now connected to the internet.
  • To view device status and data usage, visit: kajeet.com/status

 

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Make sure your device is charged (right of Kajeet Status Display Screen).
  • Make sure your Kajeet Smart Spot is having solid Network Signals (left of Kajeet Status Display Screen).
  • Make sure you plug-in the charging cable properly into the charging port.
  • For any other issue please contact any of the branches below.

 

Contact Us

ACCOKEEK BRANCH

301-292-2880

15773 Livingston Rd. Accokeek, MD 20607

 

 

HYATTSVILLE BRANCH

301-985-4690

6530 Adelphi Rd. Hyattsville, MD 20782

  

 

SPAULDINGS BRANCH

301-817-3750

5811 Old Silver Hill Rd. District Heights, MD 20747