Wireless Internet

East Palestine Memorial Public Library provides a free Internet access point or "hotspot" for patrons using their own laptop computers, PDAs or other wireless capable devices in the library building during the hours the library is open.

How does it work?

  • Users must have their own wireless card.  It must be 802.11b or 802.11g compatible.
  • The access is free.
  • Those accessing the service must comply with the Library's Acceptable Use Policy which is also available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Staff does not assist or instruct in wireless usage.  The Library makes the service available; users are responsible for making use of the service themselves.  The Library cannot guarantee an individual's hardware will work with the library's wireless connection.  Staff is not responsible for any changes a user makes to his computer's settings.   For problems, users are encouraged to contact the computer manufacturer.
  • Printing is not available for wireless users not on a library-provided laptop.
  • WiFi access is unsecured.  Antivirus, security, and privacy protection are the responsibility of the user.

Patrons can use the wireless access to surf the Internet, send and receive web-based email, access library research databases or work on personal files and software.   Users are prohibited from using the Library's network for illegal activity, including accessing illegal and pornographic materials.

Settings
Many devices will be able to automatically detect the wireless network.  If your device can't detect the network, use the following settings:

Network Name/SSID:  library
Network Mode: Infrastructure
WEP:  Disabled
IP/Network Settings:  Automatically obtain a network address (DRCP)
DNS:  Your device will automatically obtain the DNS address along with a network address
Gateway:  Your device will automatically obtain the gateway address along with a network address.

Staff does not instruct or assist with these settings.  Users must know how to configure their own equipment.  Staff is not responsible for any changes a user makes to his computer's settings.  If a user cannot get his device to connect, he/she needs to contact the computer manufacturer.

Approved by the Board of Trustees 12/03/2008    Revised  01/07/2009