1. How does wireless Internet work?
A. Wireless Internet access uses radio frequency signals to exchange information between your computer or wireless device and the Internet.
2. Does the library have a Wi-Fi Hotspot?
A. Yes, the library provides a 24/7 Wi-Fi Zone that the public can use to access FREE Internet services.
3. Why wireless?
A. Wireless allows users to bring their own computer or wireless device to the library and get Internet access.
4. Will I need a library card to access the wireless network?
A. A library card is NOT required to access the library's FREE 24/7 wireless network.
5. Will my wireless device need any special settings to connect to the wireless network?
A. The library's wireless network is FREE and open to all patrons and visitors. No special settings are required to connect.
6. Is the library's Wireless network secured or open?
A. The library offers both secured and open Wi-Fi networks. The open access Wi-Fi network does not require a registration. The secure Wi-Fi network, however, does require a password. Users can obtain password from any staff member. The password is subject to change. The secure Wi-Fi network is beneficial when Wi-Fi users transmit sensitive information.
7. Can I print from my wireless device?
A. Yes! Their is a nominal fee for printing copies. To access this service, click on the Wi-Fi Internet Access menu tab located on left side of the library's webpage. Scroll down on sub-menu and click on Wi-Fi Web Printing: PrinterOn® tab. Follow the on-screen instructions. For more information, please call the library during regular working hours.
8. How do I use wireless at the library?
A. You will need to bring your own laptop computer or PDA to the library and it will need to have built-in WiFi or a WiFi network card. The library does not provide wireless cards.
9. Can the library help me configure my device?
A. Everyone's device is different and the user is responsible forknowing how to configure their own equipment.
10. What about anti-virus protection?
A. It is the responsibility of the wireless device owner to have their own anti-virus protection installed on their devices. Wireless users assume all risk in this regard.
11. Do the library's computer/internet usage rules apply, even though I'm using my own computer?
A. Yes, library computer/internet usage rules still apply when using the library's free wireless connection.
Like most WiFi hotspots, the library's hotspot (kplpublic) is not a secure connection. Please be internet-safe and be careful about what information you send over the WiFi network. Visiting sensitive websites that deal with banking, credit card information, or personal identity information is strongly discouraged. Most websites that deal with this type of information will identify a secure connection in your address bar. If you see https://, you are on a secure connection. If you see http://, you are on an insecure connection. The library cannot guarantee that information sent over our wireless network will not be stolen, nor is it responsible for any type of identity theft should it occur. The user assumes the responsibility of being safe and guarding their personal information while doing Internet transactions.