Stay connected while you discover beautiful Downtown Gainesville. Free Wi-Fi is available outdoors on the Downtown Square, Roosevelt Square, and Midtown Greenway.
City of Gainesville Wi-Fi FAQ
What is Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
A free wireless network that is publicly accessible and can be used with Wifi enabled mobile devices.
Is the Gainesville City Wi-Fi network service secure?
No. As with other wireless network services, your data is susceptible to attack or intrusion from hackers. This means that someone outfitted with the right equipment could obtain data sent to and from your mobile device. The City of Gainesville is not responsible for the safety of your device or files when connected to Gainesville City Wi-Fi.
What type of device can be used to access Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
Any mobile device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) can be used as long as it has Wi-Fi and a web browser.
How do I connect my mobile device to Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
While every mobile device is different, connecting to a wireless network is often done in a similar way:
Open your Wi-Fi settings and scan for nearby wireless networks
Select “Gainesville City Wifi” from the list and follow any prompts that may come up
You should be re-directed to the “Usage Terms and Conditions Page.”
Click “Accept and Continue”
If the Gainesville City Wi-Fi connection seems to not be working, what should I do?
If you have connected to Gainesville City Wi-Fi before, delete the connection from your device and attempt to connect again.
Reboot your mobile device.
Can City employees help me configure my mobile device?
No. City employees are not available to configure mobile devices for public users.
How long can I be connected to Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
You can be connected to Gainesville City Wifi for as long as you like; however, you will be redirected to the “Usage Terms and Conditions Page” every three hours
You must accept the terms again before continuing use
Is my mobile device vulnerable to viruses while using Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
No more so than when connected to any other public wireless service. Regardless of the wireless service you are connected to, it is always advisable to keep your device up-to-date and have anti-virus software installed.
Are peer-to-peer applications allowed on Gainesville City Wi-Fi?
No. Applications that allow file serving and downloading between users (such as BitTorrent or KaZaa) are not allowed on the Gainesville City Wi-Fi network.
Can Gainesville City Wi-Fi be used to run business operations?
Gainesville City Wi-Fi is primarily intended for outdoor, casual use. There are no guarantees that wireless connectivity will be able to sustain business use.
Why does Gainesville City Wi-Fi not show up in my mobile device’s list of available networks?
Make sure you are in a designated Gainesville City Wi-Fi location. If you are indoors, you may have trouble connecting to Gainesville City Wi-Fi, because it is primarily designed for outdoor use. If you are outside and in a designated location and are still unable to connect, your mobile device may have an issue with its wireless adapter. Try restarting the device and attempt to connect again.