Tech It Home
Tech It Home is AC Library's Wi-Fi hotspot lending program. Our Tech It Home hotspots are small portable devices that can connect a smartphone, laptop, or tablet to the Internet, for free, wherever it is available. They can be checked out for 21 days from any of our libraries' circulation desks. Please note: these items are very popular, so consider placing a hold to secure your checkout!
Tech It Home Quick Start Guide
- What's in the Box?
- Charging Cable
- AC Charger
- This Quick Start Guide
- Please note: your hotspot and charger may look different than the one pictured above.
- Before You Start
- Charge the Device
- Plug the Micro-USB cable into the device.
- Plug the other end of the cable into the AC adapter and plug the adapter into an electrical outlet.
- The hotspot can be used while the hotspot is charging. The battery charge indicator will show when the battery is fully charged.
- Get Connected
- Power Up the Device
- If the device is not powered on, press the power button to the right on the top of the device. This will power it on.
- The device will automatically activate. You will see instructions to connect your first device to the Wi-Fi network. (If the device does not activate, an alert will appear.)
- It can take several minutes for your device to connect with the AT&T network.
- Wirelessly Connect Your Computer
- Once the Hotspot is powered up, you can find the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and Password on the screen.
- Press the power button to turn on the screen.
- Press and hold the lock icon on the screen. The Wi-Fi name (SSID) and Password will display.
- Make sure your computer/mobile device’s Wi-Fi is enabled. This depends on your device, but most device will show this image when Wi-Fi is enabled.
- Click or press the Wi-Fi icon to view the available wireless networks.
- Choose the Wi-Fi name that matches your Hotspot, press or click connect, and enter the Wi-Fi Password shown on the Hotspot screen.
- Open your device’s web browser.
- Return to the Library
- When your checkout period is over, return the device with its packaging and accessories to a staff member inside the library. For the safety of the hotspot, please do not return the device in the book drop.