Wireless Internet Access
The Addison Public Library provides free wireless Internet access for patrons. The wireless connection is 802.11g and 802.11b compatible.
Use of the Addison Public Library wireless network constitutes an agreement that is bound by the terms of the wireless Acceptable Use Policy for the Internet.
What You Will Need
A laptop computer (with a wireless Network Interface Card (NIC) that is 802.11g or 802.11b compatible) or another wireless device.
You Are Responsible For
Selecting, installing, and configuring the hardware and software on your laptop or equipment.
Newer devices should work automatically with the wireless connection at the Addison Public Library.
For older machines, the proxy settings and TCP/IP configurations on the laptop must meet our system requirements.
No user name or password is required
- Open a Wireless Network Connection.
- Select APLWIFI, the library's wireless access point to Connect to it.
- Start a web browser.
- Once you see the library's Acceptable Use Policy, click on the Accept button if you agree to the policy.
- You will be redirected to the Google web site. From this point on, you can access any web site.
Install a new APL printer file onto your laptop. Note: For wireless laptops that used Addison Public Library printers before May 22, 2011, it is first necessary to uninstall the old APL printer file. Run Start > Pharos > Uninstall.
Go to the new Windows printer selection page, and select APL B&W Printer or APL Color Printer, and then click on "Run." Wireless printing at Addison Public Library is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems.
For wireless printing with Macintosh laptops, follow the Wireless Printing for Mac OS X instructions.
Printing charges are $.10 per black and white page and $.50 per color page.
Wireless access poses the same risks to your personal information as other Internet connections. If you are transferring confidential information (passwords, credit card numbers, online banking information, health data, etc.), you are strongly encouraged to use secure web sites (SSL) or other techniques to safeguard your confidentiality.
Connecting to the Internet via the library’s wireless network can expose your laptop to the same viruses, spams, or other threats as any other Internet connection. You are responsible for ensuring that your laptop is protected against such threats.
You are responsible for selecting, installing, and configuring the hardware and software on your laptop. Please refer to your owner’s manual or other support services offered by your equipment’s manufacturer. The Addison Public Library assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss, harm, or damage resulting from your use of this network.