Why 4 Networks?

  • WRDSB Staff and Students is a new network that will be deployed across all sites by summer 2024, replacing WRDSB Signup and WRDSB Secure
  • WRDSB Wireless is our legacy network that will be mainly used for provisioning devices and very basic Internet activity. It will remain open, but limited in resources
  • WRDSB Signup is used for registration of devices, guest access & unsupported devices (to be retired summer 2024)
  • WRDSB Secure is fully encrypted and used for all staff, students, and shared devices that have registered their devices and installed certificates (to be retired summer 2024)

WRDSB Staff and Students

  • Internet access is restricted to material with business or educational value
  • This network is available at sites where WRDSB Signup and WRDSB Secure are NOT available
  • When available, this is the recommended method for accessing the WRDSB Wi-Fi networks
  • Does not require daily sign-in
  • WRDSB devices need to be connected on first use
  • Learn how to connect to the WRDSB Staff and Students Network

WRDSB Wireless

  • Open Wi-Fi network, available at all WRDSB locations
  • Internet access is restricted to material with business or educational value
  • Internet access is further restricted; sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter are unavailable
  • No username or password is required to connect to this network

WRDSB Signup (retiring summer 2024)

  • Internet access is restricted to material with business or educational value
  • Available at most sites, if you do not see WRDSB Signup available, scroll down for information on the WRDSB Staff and Students network
  • PAL/student login account is required to authenticate daily or when switching between sites
  • Should only be used on devices that are personally owned, or where WRDSB Secure is not configured automatically
  • Learn how to connect to the WRDSB SignUp Network

WRDSB Secure (retiring summer 2024)

  • Internet access is restricted to material with business or educational value
  • Available at most sites, if you do not see WRDSB Secure available, scroll down for information on the WRDSB Staff and Students network
  • When available, this is the recommended method for accessing the WRDSB Wi-Fi networks
  • Does not require daily sign-in
  • Most WRDSB devices are configured to connect to this network automatically
  • Certificates are used for authentication
  • Learn how to connect to the WRDSB Secure Network