In order to stay safe on a public wireless network the APNK recommends that you follow standard computer security guidelines including
The APNK also ensures that Wireless Client Security Separation is enabled at all our free wifi hotspots – this means that associated wireless clients are not able to communicate directly with each other's devices.
Only connect to a trustworthy wifi network
Our wifi network is named; APNK The password is; 88888888
If you are accessing a page that requires a login and password, or if you are entering ANY personal data (credit card, etc) make sure that you are on a secure site. Check that the web address begins with HTTPS instead of the usual HTTP -- and your information will be safely encrypted before transmission.
Use a Webmail system with HTTPS for the whole session. Almost all Webmail systems use HTTPS when you log in, so your password is transmitted securely. After logging in they usually switch back to HTTP. Did you know? Gmail stays connected using HTTPS the whole time.
Your company's Webmail system is also likely protected by HTTPS at all times.
Secure your email (SSL)
IF you use a program (such as Outlook or Thunderbird) to send and receive email consider configuring it to use SSL. Please note that a) your email provider needs to support this and b) the APNK supports SSL on these ports only ...
Secure POP on port 995
Secure IMAP on port 993
SMTP on port 587 - see our FAQ
Who is your email provider?
It is NOT the APNK. EG if your email address is:
firstname.lastname@example.org your email provider is Snap
email@example.com your email provider is Windows Live Hotmail
Contact your email provider or check their website to find out their incoming and outgoing mail server settings.
Examples of popular mail server SSL settings
Windows Live Hotmail
Incoming pop3.live.com port 995
Outgoing smtp.live.com port 587
Incoming pop.gmail.com port 995
Outgoing smtp.gmail.com port 587