Connect to Public Networks

If you decide to use Public Wi-Fi (e.g., Coffee shop Wi-Fi, downtown mall Wi-Fi, etc..) there are a few things you need to do and consider.

  • We do not recommend connecting to Public Wi-Fi when accessing City resources. As an alternative, we suggest using a mobile hotspot, if you have one available.
  • If you must connect to Public Wi-Fi with your City issued laptop, please connect to the VPN. This provides a secure encrypted connection to City resources.  

Thank you for staying vigilant and protecting City of Charlottesville and its data!