cgs_citysvcs_atr_technology_wireless: "January 2009
Decatur Wi-Fi Network
Wireless Network Complete
After two years of network design and construction, the City’s wireless network is complete. The network consists of 190 wireless mesh radios over approximately 4 square miles within the City limits. The radios are attached to a variety of structures including Georgia Power utility poles, traffic signal poles, city-owned poles, and government and commercial buildings.
The network provides outdoor, high-speed Internet access to devices with wireless networking capabilities. For indoor access, most users will need a device called a CPE (consumer premise equipment) or wireless modem to strengthen the signal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am in the service area?
Due to the general nature of wireless technology and the limits presented by the City's foliage and terrain, some areas of the City will not be covered. For general coverage information, refer to the attached coverage map.
Using the wireless utility on your computer, search for wireless networks. The City’s network is called ‘DecaturWiFi’. If you can see ‘DecaturWiFi’ then you are in the service area.
How do I connect to the network?
1-Enable your wireless (WiFi) device
2-Connect to the SSID “DecaturWiFi”
3-Launch your Internet browser"