DKI WIFIWelcome to dkiWIFI

A wireless (WIFI) network has been implemented in downtown Kenosha and surrounding areas that covers an area from the Anderson Art Center in the South to the Carthage Athletic Field areas to the North including the Southport Marina. This open air WIFI network is available to residents and visitors and will provide a single, constant Internet experience throughout the identified Kenosha WIFI areas.

people enjoying dkiWIFI The goal of the free, open air WIFI service is to support economic development, education and public safety.

The service, under the brand of dkiWIFI (Downtown Kenosha Incorporated WIFI), is being funded by a consortium led by the County of Kenosha with financial sponsorship from Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha News and the City of Kenosha.

dkiWIFI is designed for open air use and is not intended to replace indoor Internet access for residents or businesses in the coverage area. Since the service is not encrypted, it is intended for personal, noncommercial use.

Click here to view a copy of the user agreement.

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FAQ

  • What is dkiWIFI? +

    Downtown Kenosha Inc. Open Air WIFI (dkiWIFI) is a high speed outdoor wireless Internet connection that is available to anyone with a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any mobile device with an Internet browser and wireless adapter.
  • Is my information safe while using dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI is a free public WIFI service open to anyone and the signal is NOT encrypted, caution should be taken to protect your private and financial information. It is strongly recommended that you do not conduct personal business across this or any other open network.
  • Where can I connect to dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI is available outdoors in many locations. Click the link below for a map of the all access points in the coverage area. Map of publish WIFI access points.
  • How far away from the dkiWIFI coverage area can I still connect? +

    dkiWIFI may slightly exceed the coverage area shown in the map. However, the dkiWIFI signal strength will diminish the further you are outside of the coverage area.
  • Will dkiWIFI work inside buildings within the coverage area? +

    dkiWIFI is intended for outdoor, casual use. It’s possible some buildings within the coverage area may have access.
  • Are there plans to expand dkiWIFI beyond the current designated coverage area? +

    The dkiWIFI coverage area will be reviewed periodically to sustain the goal of supporting economic development, education, and public safety.
  • How fast is the dkiWIFI connection? +

    The dkiWIFI connection speed will vary depending on the number of users, the signal strength at your location, and your device.
  • Who can use dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI is available to the general public and is intended for personal, noncommercial use.
  • Is there a limit to the number of people who can access dkiWIFI at one time? +

    There is no limit to the number of users that may connect to any access point at any one time. However, the connection speed and signal strength will decrease as the number of users increases on an access point.
  • How long can I use dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI connections are terminated after 2 hours. You must reconnect and re-acknowledge the dkiWIFI User Agreement to continue. We encourage users to be mindful of others when accessing the free service.
  • What hours is dkiWIFI available? +

    dkiWIFI is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year except for periodic maintenance windows.
  • Is dkiWIFI monitored or any websites blocked? +

    Yes, dkiWIFI has some restrictions, in addition to web filtering for inappropriate sites, which will limit the period of time or amount of data that can be downloaded during a specific session. It’s intended to dissuade using dkiWIFI for streaming large amounts of data for movies and similar activities.
  • Is any information about me or my computer collected when I use dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI does not have access to your computer or collect any personal information of users connecting to dkiWIFI. The system may, however, collect device information such as the type of device, operating system, and WIFI usage.
  • Who do I contact if I need help connecting to dkiWIFI? +

    There is no technical support provided for this access at this time.
  • Where is the funding coming from for dkiWIFI? +

    dkiWIFI is funded through financial contributions from the County of Kenosha, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha News and the City of Kenosha.
  • What devices can connect to dkiWIFI? +

    Any device with a wireless adapter can connect. This includes cell phones, tablets, laptops and WIFI enabled cameras.
  • Can I use dkiWIFI on my smartphone or tablet? +

    Yes! In fact, most of the devices that connect are smartphones. Once you make the WIFI connection, you must browse the Internet and check the acceptance box for the dkiWIFI User Agreement.
  • How do I connect with an Android device? +

    Enter the Android Apps drawer and click on the ‘Settings’ App.In ‘Settings’, click ‘WIFI.’In ‘WIFI’, slide the ‘WIFI’ ON/OFF button to “On.”Find ‘dkiWIFI’ in the list of networks and click on the name to connect.Once the connection is established, the word “Connected” will be shown under dkiWIFI.To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address.The dkiWIFI web page opens – from this page you can access the dkiWIFI User Agreement.Once you accept the dkiWIFI User Agreement, you will have complimentary dkiWIFI access.
  • How do I connect with an iPhone? +

    Locate the ‘Settings’ icon and press it. Click on the ‘WIFI’ tab under ‘Settings.’ If your ‘WIFI’ setting has been turned “Off”, swipe the button to the right to scan for available WIFI connections. Find ‘dkiWIFI’ in the list of networks and click on the blue arrow to connect. Once the connection is established, a blue checkmark displays to the left of dkiWIFI and the network’s name turns blue. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The dkiWIFI web
  • How do I connect with an iPad? +

    Locate the ‘Settings’ icon and press it. Click on the ‘WIFI’ tab under ‘Settings.’ If your ‘WIFI’ setting has been turned “Off”, swipe the grey button to the right to scan for available WIFI connections. Once enabled, the WIFI locator displays available networks within range of your iPad Find ‘dkiWIFI’ in the list of networks and click on the blue arrow to connect. Once the connection is established, a blue checkmark displays to the left of dkiWIFI and the network’s name turns blue. To connect
  • How do I connect with a PC? +

    Locate the wireless connection icon found in the bottom right bar of your screen. Click on the icon to open your connections. Available networks within range of your PC are displayed. Select dkiWIFI and click ‘connect.’ Once the connection is established, the word “Connected” will be shown next to the signal strength for the dkiWIFI connection. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The dkiWIFI web page opens – from this page you can access the dkiWIFI User Agreement. Once
  • How do I connect with a Mac? +

    Locate the wireless connection icon found in the top right bar of your screen. Click on the icon to open your connections. If you have disabled WIFI, click the option ‘Turn WIFI On.’ Locate dkiWIFI and select this network. Once the connection is established, a grey checkmark displays to the left of dkiWIFI and signal strength bars appear in the wireless connection icon. To connect to the Internet, open a browser and type a website address. The dkiWIFI web page opens – from this page you
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Consortium Members

Kenosha County has something for everyone – from the majestic waters of Lake Michigan, to the parks, bike trails, cultural attractions, quality educational opportunities, suburban comforts and beautiful farm fields. It’s an ideal place to do business, raise a family and to have fun!
Carthage College Carthage College
Carthage is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences that combines an environment of self-discovery with a culture of high expectation.
Gateway Technical College Gateway Technical College
Gateway Technical College, serves nearly 25,000 students per year in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties, with its innovative approach to career and technical education.
Kenosha Area Business AllianceKenosha Area Business Alliance
KABA is the lead business organization that drives economic development throughout Kenosha County and supports and provides services to its members and the community, helping to ensure growth, a robust economy, and a positive business climate for the Kenosha area.
Kenosha NewsKenosha News
The Kenosha News is the “Source of Trust” for information about life in Greater Kenosha. In print and online, turn to the Kenosha News for news, sports and entertainment with a hometown touch.