Wireless Internet Access

 

What is a wireless network?
A wireless network provides Internet access to laptop computers and other equipment without a physical cable connection. A wireless network uses radio communication between the computer and access points to provide access to the Internet. 
 
What can I do while connected to the library’s wireless network?
The wireless network provides access to the Internet via the World Wide Web.  Patrons can browse the web, check email, and perform other actions that require an Internet connection. To print, use the library’s wireless printer from the link on our website home page at www.johnsburglibrary.org.
 
How do I connect to the wireless network?
In most cases your device should automatically pick up the SSID (service set identifier). You will connect to the SSID ‘Library-g’.
 
Set your connection to obtain an IP Address and DNS server automatically.
 
Disable all encryption (WEP or WPA).
 
Accessing the Internet.
Once your device connects to the access point and you open a web browser, you should automatically connect to the Internet. Currently the library’s wireless network can support 10 wireless users at a time. 
 
Is the wireless network secure or private?
WiFi is less secure than wired access. WiFi users need to educate themselves about the security risks, and take steps to secure their personal information. Cautious WiFi users may choose not to transmit their credit card or other personal information while using any WiFi "hotspot", including the library’s. The library cannot assure the safety of your data when you use either our wired or wireless Internet access.
 
Do you offer staff support for connecting to the wireless network?
Wireless network users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own
equipment. Staff members are unable to assist with computer-related issues.
 
We would like to know if you have problems using the library’s access point. Please mention any difficulties you have to a staff member at the Circulation Desk.
 
The library assumes no responsibility for any problems or damage that may be inflicted on any equipment by using or attempting to connect to the wireless network.