Free Wireless at the Library
On your laptop or mobile device
Q. What do I need to access the wireless Internet at the Mount Horeb Public Library?
A. A laptop or other mobile device with wireless capabilities. We also recommend a fully charged battery. While you are welcome to use the library’s 110 volt outlets, the library does not accept any responsibility for loss of work or equipment failure due to power outages or surges. If you plan to use audio files, you will need to have headphones.
Q. How can I use wireless Internet at the library?
A. Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled device to the library and turn it on. The device will automatically recognize the wireless network (Library-Wireless). The library cannot guarantee your equipment will work with the library's network.
Q. How does it work?
A. A wireless access point communicates with your wireless device. When your wireless network card senses a signal, a message appears on your screen indicating a wireless network is available.
Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A. No, just open a new browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and automatically connect.
Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?
A. Your information is not protected while using wireless, unless you are connected to a web page that employs encryption (stores, banks, etc.) Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information. Also, we suggest saving your work often, to prevent the loss of your work. In the event the network goes down unexpectedly, the library assumes no responsibility for your equipment, settings, files or data.
Q. Are there any restrictions on my use of the Internet?
A. Wireless users must read the library's Internet Use Policy - The library’s “Legal and Acceptable Use” statements apply.
Q. Can I access the library’s catalog (LinkCat)?
A. Yes, all of the library’s online resources including the catalog (LinkCat) are available on our website at www.mhpl.org
Q. Can I print while using wireless?
A. Wireless printing is not yet available at Mount Horeb Public Library. If you need to print, please save your work to portable media (diskette, USB flash drive, CD, etc.) or e-mail the files to yourself, then login to a library workstation and send to a printer.
Q. Can the library help me configure my computer?
A. Sorry, everyone's computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings. If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturer or supplier of your equipment.
| 07.16.2012 |