Network Setup for Laptops and iPads

This article provides information for connecting your equipment (laptops and iPads) to Wifi Networks. As well as some tips for logging in with your Auction Manager account.

When connecting a Wifi Network to laptops and iPads, we recommend you have a private Wifi network for Auction Managers. iPads and laptops should be the ONLY devices on this network. This ensures faster connectivity speeds and higher security vs. using public Wifi (which most guests and others will use through the duration of your event).

iPad Setup

Prior to your event, make sure you have downloaded the Handbid iPad app on all of your iPads and have logged into your auction with your auction manager account (Handbid user name and password). Try not to have too many iPads signed into this particular Wifi account or this can slow down internet speeds.  See How Many iPads Do I Need? for more information.

NOTE:  In the display settings of your iPad, make sure you select the "Auto-Lock" setting to "Never". You can also lock the rotation to landscape.

Laptop Setup

If you will be using laptops for check-in, set-up a check-in area with several laptops logged into the auction manager. Multiple computers can be logged in with the same manager login and the more check-in lines you have the quicker registration will go.

Tips for Logging in

While multiple people can be logged into the auction manager while it is running, it is important to establish volunteer roles.  We recommend that one person be in charge of opening and closing the auction.  You can read more about closing your auction here:  Close your Auction.

We also recommend checking out Testing Your Venue's Network Connectivity for Mobile Bidding.