SonomaFi - WiFi Hotspots

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SonomaFi - WiFi Hotspots

What is SonomaFi?

SonomaFi is a free WiFi hotspot Sonoma County Library will lend to patrons 13 and over (all you need is your library card) that:

  • Can go unplugged for up to 24 hours (i.e. wifi on the go) before needing a charge,

  • Keep information private with a built-in Auto VPN for an always-secure connection, and

  • Lets you connect with up to 15 trusted devices at a time

SonomaFi WiFi hotspots will be available at ALL branches on a first-come, first-serve availability basis -- No Holds/Not Requestable.

SonomaFi WiFi hotspots can be checked out for 14 days without renewals.

How do I get Started?

Watch a How To Video.

Call your local branch during curbside pickup hours - SonomaFi WiFi hotspots are available at ALL branches on a first-come, first-serve availability basis.

Checkout a SonomaFi hotspot, included in the bundle are the following components:

  • 1 WiFi Hotspot device (Verizon Jetpack® MiFi® 8800L)
  • 1 USB-C cord
  • 1 Wall outlet charger
  • 1 Case
  • 1 ‘SonomaFi’ Keychain Tag
  • Hotspot Instruction card (may be kept)

Turning the Hotspot On and Connecting Your Devices

  1. Press and hold the power button for three seconds to turn the hotspot on. When you're done, this is the same way to turn the hotspot off and save the hotspot battery.

  2. Choose (press with your finger) the Wi-Fi Name/Password.

  3. On your phone or computer, view WiFi networks and choose the same Wi-Fi Name showing on the WiFi hotspot device.

  4. Enter the password showing:   sonomafi

  5. Confirm your device is connected to the internet.

SonomaFi User Guide

Features

Some of the features of SonomaFi WiFi hotspots are:

  • Can go unplugged for up to 24 hours (i.e. wifi on the go) before needing a charge,

  • Keep information private with a built-in Auto VPN for an always-secure connection, and

  • Lets you connect with up to 15 trusted devices at a time.

Available for use With

SonomaFi is for all computers, cell phones, and devices with wireless capabilities. The device provides a wireless connection to the internet only in the continental United States.

Note: Some remote areas within Sonoma County may be out of the service area for Verizon.

Need Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch

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