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Educational SmartSpot - Free Access to WiFi

 

the Kajeet SmartSpotWhere can I borrow the SmartSpot?

The SmartSpot may be borrowed at nine locations: Accokeek, Beltsville, Bladensburg, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Oxon Hill and Spauldings.

  

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 Accokeek, Beltsville, Bladensburg, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville, Oxon Hill 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 Services then Educational 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
15773 Livingston Rd
Accokeek, MD 20607
(301) 292-2880

 

Beltsville Branch
4319 Sellman Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-0294

 

Bladensburg Branch
4820 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD 20710
(301) 927-4916

Fairmount Heights Branch
5904 Kolb St
Fairmount Heights, MD 20743
(301) 883-2650

 

Glenarden Branch
8724 Glenarden Parkway
Glenarden, MD 20706
(301) 772-5477

 

Hillcrest Heights Branch
2398 Iverson St
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 630-4900

Hyattsville Branch
6502 America Blvd
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 985-4690

 

Oxon Hill Branch
6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 839-2400

 

Spauldings Branch
5811 Old Silver Hill Rd
District Heights, MD 20747
(301) 817-3750