Wireless Internet Access at Carpenter-Carse Library
Bring in your laptop/notebook computer with a Wireless-G (802.11g @ 54Mbps) or Wireless-B (802.11b @ 11Mbps) adapter to begin using our wireless access point in moments. There is more detailed information below and in the instructional handout you will find at the library. Happy surfing!
Connect to the Carpenter-Carse Library Wi-Fi Zone
If you have a newer laptop or wireless card, it may automatically find our wireless network. If you need to change your computer's settings in order to use Wi-Fi, be sure your computer is set up to use these settings:
- Network name or SSID: CCL Wireless
- Wireless Mode or Network Type: Access Point or Infrastructure (not "Ad Hoc")
- Network TCP/IP properties: DHCP (obtains an IP address automatically)
- WEP or WPA Encryption: Off
Once your computer is configured correctly, open a web browser and you are ready to surf.
Use of our Wi-Fi implies that you have read, understand, and will comply with the Access Agreement below.
Public Wi-Fi Internet Access Agreement
The library provides free wireless Internet access via an open, unsecured, wireless network. It is strongly recommended that you do not use our network to transmit personal, financial, or legal data. It is not possible for the library to protect you against malicious theft or interception of such data transmitted over the wireless network
The library will not assume responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop/PDA configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the library's wireless service. Virus and security protection is the responsibility of the wireless user.
Laptop/PDA owners are responsible for setting up their equipment to access the Carpenter-Carse Library wireless network. The library provides limited technical assistance to guide wireless users connecting to our network. The library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings and cannot guarantee your hardware will work with our wireless connection. Library staff do not provide technical assistance with wireless access, and will not under any circumstances make changes to the configuration of a privately owned wireless device.
The library reserves the right to limit bandwidth on a per connection basis on the wireless network. This will ensure network reliability and fair sharing of network resources for all wireless users. In general, the library limits users to 256kb per connection.
The Carpenter-Carse Library may enable content filtering on its wireless network. Filtering prevents end-users from viewing inappropriate content that could possibly offend other library patrons. It also prevents wireless users from using a disproportionate amount of bandwidth for downloading music, movies, and program files by blocking certain types of downloads.
By using the Carpenter-Carse Library wireless network, the wireless user agrees to abide by the library’s Public Wi-Fi Internet Access Agreement and Public Access Computer Guidelines. To obtain a copy of these agreements please see the librarian on duty.