Our community Wifi program will be continuing with service upgrades being incorporated to improve connectivity throughout the community.
To help you get started, here is some information and basic instruction:
The Century Village WiFi system uses a 500Mbps Fiber-Optic connection to the Clubhouse and WiFi antennas located on every building throughout the community. It provides Internet access to all residents for accessing the Internet, Web pages, Email, etc.
The system performs best with a laptop computer. Desktop computers or other wired or wireless devices will require a Repeater to access the system. Repeaters adapted to accommodate this system are available by calling the DSL Express WiFi Helpdesk at (561) 451-1222. Repeaters cost $37 with delivery included. A service technician is available to assist residents in connecting the Repeater to their devices such as phones, tablets, computers and printers for a fixed service charge of $45.00. Residents should never press the reset button on the rear of the Repeater as this will erase the configuration needed to access the WiFi system. If the reset button is accidently pressed, residents should call the WiFi helpdesk and the repeater can be reprogrammed for a $25 service charge.
The Century Village WiFi system is a high-security system using the same encryption used by hospitals and university’s to secure wireless communications. It is therefore necessary to first obtain a username and password from the ID office in the Clubhouse (email@example.com). Once you have obtained your personal secured code, open your internet browser and go to http://wifi.dslx.net. Follow the onscreen instructions for auto-configuration of your computer. When prompted, login with the information furnished above. You may call the DSL Express WiFi Helpdesk at (561) 451-1222 for assistance in configuring your device. Technical support for all users is available from 9am to 10pm Monday through Friday, excluding national holidays. A complete guide to help you with accessing Wi-Fi is also available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Century Village WiFi system is not designed to replace Comcast or AT&T for users that require high speed. The system is designed to provide a minimum of 1.0Mbps of speed with many users reporting much higher speeds. Users who utilize the WiFi system while still using Comcast or AT&T must turn off their Wireless Router (if equipped) when using the Century Village WiFi system.
A Representative from DSL Express will be in the Clubhouse on the second Monday of each month from 10am to 12pm to assist you. A limited number of Repeaters will be available for purchase on-site.
Please be aware of the increasing number of Xfinity and AT&T hotspots showing up in the community and throughout South Florida; these hotspots are not secure like the Century Village WiFi system. Fake hotspots are being setup to capture your personal information as reported by Ars Technica and NPR. For your protection, please do not transmit any confidential information or provide passwords when connected to a non-secure WiFi system. Most devices will show a lock symbol next to secure WiFi systems or an exclamation mark next to non-secure or open WiFi systems.
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