Improving Your Home Network Connectivity

Distance learning has exposed a lot of new challenges for at-home learners. Zoom meetings and other online tasks can be significantly more difficult when network connection issues present themselves.

While most households have enough bandwidth to spare for several simultaneous Zoom meetings, YouTube streams and other background tasks, some can find themselves constrained by the distance of their home from their internet service provider (ISP), or even the distance in the home from their wireless access point.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device (Grades 8-12)

Meridian students use technology on a daily basis to conduct research, write papers, and so much more. For this reason, all Meridian students in grades 8-12 are expected to bring their own device to school on a daily basis. We refer to this as “Bring Your Own Device” or “BYOD.” In the past, BYOD was only for high school students, but in the 2018-2019 school year we rolled this program out to 8th graders and found that it worked really well for this age group.

Meridian BYOD Wireless Network Information

Meridian students 8th-12th grade are able to log into the Meridian BYOD wireless network with their student email credentials. Use these credentials to connect to the Meridian BYOD wireless network. Only one associated device may be used at a time per student account.

Before you'll be able to enter your student email credentials, you'll first need to connect to the 'Meridian BYOD' wireless network:

SSID:                     Meridian BYOD
WPA2 Password:  meridian2011!

Installing The Zoom Client Without An Administrator Login

Download the latest Zoom client here:
Next, after it downloads, open the Zoom.pkg file:
Click the 'Change Install Location...' button.
Select the 'Install for me only' option.

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Removing Cookies and Cached Site Data in Google Chrome

For some problematic sites, clearing cached data and cookies my resolve some issues. The following three steps will clear out cached data and cookies on the Chrome browser.

In Chrome, click the three vertical dots in the upper right part of the window and select 'Settings':

Scroll down until you see 'Advanced' - click it and select 'Clear browsing data' further down the page:

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