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Question #90032 posted on 07/09/2017 11:33 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Pioneer47. It's true worldwide. (I'm in Ireland this week and it works here.) We all know it. But how? I feel like it's been disseminated solely by word of mouth. Was there ever an official announcement about it? Did I miss the week when they read that First Presidency letter?

-My Name Here

A:

Dear Jonathon Taylor Thomas,

So, it is true worldwide, mostly. This is because one of the models of router/firewall comes with the WiFi automatically set up as LDSAccess with Pioneer47 as the password. But it's not technically mandated. When I was branch president in Poland I had to set up a really old janky firewall with a separate router, so I made the network and password whatever I wanted it to be.

Also, if you read a bit on the LDSTech forums you'll see that some models of the router/firewall don't lock your network settings for you, and often people will change the password for the days of broadcasts so that they can have better internet. So there wasn't any First Presidency letter mandating a specific password, but there will probably be some angry stake technology specialists if you do otherwise.

Also, I do know that part of/maybe most of the reason to have the same WiFi password is so that visiting authorities can use the internet for meetings and the like.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave