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Wireless Internet FAQ

What is Wireless?
  • A wireless network allows users to connect their laptops or other mobile devices to the Internet without having to plug into a network port.

How do I use wireless at the library?
  • You will need a WiFi-compliant 802.11 wireless device installed in your laptop or a laptop with built-in WiFi capability.
  • Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the library can make no guarantees as to the compatibility of your equipment with the library's network..
  • You will need to set your wireless TCP/IP properties to "Obtain an IP address automatically".
  • You will need to use the wireless SSID "SCPL_WIFI".
  • You will need to disable WEP encryption.
  • Open a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox on your laptop or PDA.
  • You should see the Acceptable Use Use Policy. If you agree to proceed choose accept.
  • You will be redirected to the library's webage.
  • You are now able to surf the internet.

Which branches have wireless access?

  • Wireless access is available at all six library Branches.

Will the library help me configure my computer?
  • No, Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance with your laptop, wireless network card, or configuration. The Library cannot accept the liability of handling your equipment. No guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

Will wireless Internet access be filtered?
Is the library's wireless Internet secure?
  • No, The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop could be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software.
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.

Will I be able to print to the library's printer?
  • Yes, Patrons are able to print from their wireless computer using our LPT:One printing software while connected to our wireless network. Click here for instuctions for wireless printing.

Below you will find some helpful tips.
  • Set up your wireless card according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Make sure to set your TCP/IP properties to "Obtain and IP address automatically" (DHCP).
  • Make sure your computer is not configured to automatically use a dial-up connection.
  • If requested, choose Infrastructure mode rather than ad-hoc mode.
  • Turn encryption (WEP) off.
  • Make sure you using SSID name "SCPL_WIFI"
  • Make sure all anti-virus and anti-spyware software is current and definitions are up to date.
  • Use firewall software.

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