Wireless Internet Access
The library provides the wireless network to expand and enhance our service capabilities to our patrons. The key advantage of the wireless network is flexibility. We can make better use of our existing seating and patrons can work with their own equipment to access the library website, catalog and the Internet.
Using the Wireless Network
The wireless network provides access to the Internet via the world-wide web. Patrons can browse the Web, use the library catalog or online research databases, check email and perform other actions that require an Internet connection. The Vernon Area Public Library District does not control the content, quality or validity of information on the Internet. Patrons use the wireless network at their own risk. It is the patrons responsibility to obey the library's Internet Access Policy and all local, state and federal laws when using the wireless network.
How to Connect to the Library's Wireless Network
Obtain IP Address automatically (DHCP)
Disable all encryption (WEP or WPA)
The patron accepts full responsibility for selecting, installing and configuring the hardware and software necessary for using the wireless network. 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. To connect to the wireless network, patrons need a 802.11b compatible network card. Patrons should configure their equipment to use the appropriate SSID (service set identifier) and to obtain a TCP/IP address automatically. No encryption is used in the wireless network.
Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Macintosh OSX will allow you to make these changes with no additional software. If you are using any other operating system, such as Windows 9x, Me, 2000, or NT, you will need to use the configuration program that came with your wireless card.
If you are unsure how to use the configuration program that came with your wireless access card, please check with your computer vendor or reseller.
Privacy and Security of the Wireless Network
Communications through the wireless network should not be considered secure.
Patrons accept the responsibility for any personal information that is sent through the wireless network.
Patrons can print to black and white or color laser printers from our wireless network.
Wireless network users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own equipment. Staff members will attempt to assist patrons with connecting to the wireless network but are unable to assist with computer-related issues outside the scope of basic wireless connectivity.