The JO - FREE Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
Due to an overwelmingly positive response from Johnson County Transit (JCT) riders, in June 2013 JCT proudly launched new and enhanced Free Wi-Fi on all buses. The free Wi-Fi uses 4G technology.
The Free Wi-Fi service is paid for through a cooperative advertising agreement with a major cellular service provider, at no cost to JCT, riders, or taxpayers.
Questions & Answers:
How to connect:
1. Find the Wi-Fi connection on your device. The JO's Wi-Fi will be listed as "The JO & T-Mobile"
2. Connection may require approval of a general terms disclaimer. There is no password.
The wireless network supports 802.11b and 802.11g standards. Bluetooth-enabled devices cannot access the network. Check your wireless card documentation to determine if your wireless network card meets these standards and for any installation instructions.
Q: Will the JO drivers be able to assist with Wi-Fi questions or problems?
- No. The JO drivers have no training in set-up or usage of the Wi-Fi.
Q: Which JO buses have FREE Wi-Fi?
- Currently, all full size city buses have Wi-Fi.
Q: Where can I sit to pick up a stronger signal?
- Within each bus, a wireless access point is located near the front.
Q: How secure is the wireless network?
- Because wireless networks use radio signals, data traveling through a wireless network can be intercepted. Users should pay attention and encrypt sensitive information (passwords and confidential documentation) when communicating over the wireless network. The JO does not have any virus protection software running on the wireless network. It is the responsibility of the patron to make sure up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software is installed on their laptop or wireless device.
Q: Can I connect to my Office using a Virtual Private Network Connection while riding a JO bus?
- Yes. VPN access is not blocked and should be available.