Wireless (WiFi) Access

Troubleshooting Tips

Troubleshooting Tips

In many instances wireless devices will automatically detect the library’s “hot spot” and configure themselves to use the system.
There is no password required for access. If your device does not connect right away, please try the following:

  • Make sure your wireless network adapter has been properly installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Verify that your wireless network adapter has been properly configured to receive an “open” connection.
  • Check your network connection to determine if your computer is recognizing the library wireless.
  • Confirm with Library staff that the wireless network is active.

Using Wi-Fi: Connect With Care

Using Wi-Fi: Connect With Care

Here are 6 tips to remember when using Wi-Fi:

  • Keep an updated machine. Having the latest security software, operating system, web browser and apps can help protect you from the malware and other threats you may encounter when using Wi-Fi.
  • Don’t assume that the Wi-Fi connection is secure. Many hotspots don’t encrypt the information you send on the Wi-Fi network.
  • Do not log into accounts, especially financial accounts, when using public wireless networks.
  • Do not log onto sites that don’t seem legitimate, (clues could include the URL being misspelled, or not matching the name that you were given by the place of business).
  • It’s not uncommon for cybercriminals to set up a Wi-Fi network called "free Wi-Fi" in airports, hotels, and other public places.
  • A cellular 3G/4G connection is generally safer than a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Consider turning off features on your computer or mobile devices that allow you to automatically connect to Wi-Fi.

 

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