Where is Wireless Available
Notification Regarding High School student personal device access to the IISD network on personal devices.
At our High School locations, the IISD_WPA_P network (personal devices) accounts for roughly half of the wireless network traffic. The Technology Services Division identified a few trends in May of 2018 and shared those trends with district and campus leaders. The trends that were recognized were over 50% of the traffic on the high school WPA_P network was NOT academic in nature and some of the network traffic on WPA_P is hidden from the district. The traffic that is being hidden from our web filtering protections is via VPN apps on personal devices using WPA_P; this is a concern because the district is required to meet Federal filtering guidelines to protect students. Some example VPN apps that hide traffic from IISD on personal devices are: ZenMate, CyberGhost, TunnelBear, and NordVPN. When Technology Services shared the information last May, student VPN usage accounted for less than 20% utilization on the IISD_WPA_P network; this year the percentage has grown to over 40%. Due to the trends identified including the increase in VPN use, Technology Services and Academic Services have decided to remove student personal device usage, IISD_WPA_P, at the High School Campuses to best protect students from digital threats and increase academic use of the district network.
Where is wireless available?
Wireless access is available in all Irving ISD schools and district offices. This service is available 24/7, excluding planned downtime, normal maintenance and unavoidable outages.