We recognize that staying connected in the modern world can be challenging sometimes. We have compiled some resources dedicated to helping our learning community
Cell Phones as Hot Spots
- Open the Settings app, then select Mobile Data
- Tap Personal Hotspot, and set Personal Hotspot to On.
- If Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth are off, iOS will ask if you want to turn them back on.
- Tap ‘Wi-Fi Password’ and enter a suitable password.
- Now check the name of the hotspot listed under To Connect Using Wi-Fi
- Go to the Wi-Fi setting on your device and choose the Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Enter the password from Step 4.
- Go to Settings, tap the Wireless & networks option.
- Open Tethering and portable hotspot.
- You’ll need to set up the Wi-Fi hotspot for first time use.
- Add or change the name you want to give the Wi-Fi network, and give it a password you will remember.
****Important Information: Not all phone plans allow for hotspot services and may incur additional charges. Also, some carrier branded phones may have disabled hotspot capabilities.****
Using a Chromebook in Off-Line Mode
With your district issued Chromebook, you can make Google Drive files available offline.
- Connect to the Internet.
- Open the Google Docs Offline extension.
- Click Add to Chrome. (If the button says “Added to Chrome,” you’ve already installed the extension.)
- Go to drive.google.com/drive/settings.
- In the “Offline” area, check the box. It might take a few minutes for the offline access setting to turn on.
- Click Done.
Your Chromebook saves your most recently opened documents so you can work on them offline.
Reduced Cost Internet Access Programs
Below are some reduced cost Internet access resources available within the East Penn School District area that we encourage our community to investigate.
Please be aware that the East Penn School District is not affiliated with these organizations and does not guarantee program acceptance.
Public WiFi Locations
- Emmaus Public Library
11 East Main Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
- Lehigh Valley Mall
250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, PA 18052
- Lower Macungie Public Library
3450 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062
1101 Chestnut St, Emmaus, PA 18049
- Panera Bread
6379 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18106
3300 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA 18103
- Whole Foods Market
750 N Krocks Rd #301, Allentown, PA 18106