During these challenging times, internet service helps you maintain ties to family, friends, work, and school. Wintek powered by Tipmont is here to keep you connected. That's why we are deploying free public WiFi in Tippecanoe, Montgomery, and Fountain counties.
How to connect
To access the internet, simply drive your car near the location identified on the map. The hot spot is named "Free Wintek WiFi" and a sandwich board is located nearby. Connection is a simple, three-step process:
- Connect to "Free Wintek WiFi"
- Accept the Terms and Conditions
- Enjoy Wintek fiber internet!
The WiFi connects to Wintek’s state-of-the-art fiber internet network that offers symmetrical speeds and unlimited usage. Each hot spot's coverage area is noted by a polygon on the map.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone use the WiFi?
Yes! The free public Wifi is available to anyone who wishes to use it.
In addition to serving the vital need of students without internet access to complete homework assignments, we encourage the community to use this free service to download movies and video game updates and to take advantage of apps such as Zoom to video chat with friends and family.
Does it cost money to use the WiFi?
What kinds of speed can I expect?
You should see symmetrical (same upload and download) speeds between 30 Mbps and 75 Mbps. The closer you are to the WiFi antenna, the higher your speeds are likely to be.
The WiFi in downtown Lafayette is managed by the city and may have varying speeds.
Are there limits on the amount of data I can use?
No, usage is unlimited. Please use Wintek's free public WiFi as much as you wish.
Where can I see a map of all the locations?
Is the online map up to date?
Is the WiFI temporary?
Do you plan to add more locations?
Public WiFi Safety Tips
Use precautions when connecting to any public WiFi connection. The following tips will help ensure your safety:
- Use care when connecting to any websites that require a password or personal information, including social networking sites, online banking services, or any websites that store your credit card information.
- Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
- Keep your firewall enabled.
- Make sure the sites you visit only use HTTPS rather than an unencrypted HTTP connection.
- Consider using a VPN if you access any site that requires a password or your personal information.