To connect wirelessly:
This completes the procedure.
If the network is not showing, click Set up a connection or network.
Does your PC have a wireless switch on the front or side of the computer? Some computers also use a function key combination to turn the switch on or off.
If yes, select it and click on the configure button.
If no, click on the refresh button.
Result: the Wireless Network Properties window appears.
OS X 10.4-10.6
Wireless Internet Access Defined
Wireless is internet access using radio frequencies as opposed to using cables. This enables a library patron to bring their own laptop to the library and use the library's internet connection from specified locations in the library. (printable wireless brochure) (wireless printing help: video or pdf)
Hardware and Software Requirements
You can access the wireless network with a laptop, a notebook computer, or a personal digital assistant (PDA) equipped with an Internet browser and a Wi-Fi compliant (also known as IEEE 802.11a, b, or g) wireless Ethernet card.
In most devices the card will be installed in the PCMCIA slot on the side of the computer. Most card manufactures provide software that should be loaded onto your equipment before installing the card.
Support for Wireless Access
There are no staff available to assist with setting up wireless internet on your computer; you are the person responsible for setting up your own equipment.
Wireless connectivity can be complex as a result of the large number of combinations of laptop makes and models, wireless cards, and service providers.
If you use an operating system other than those listed here, or if you experience difficulties that the instructions below do not resolve, please consult the user manuals for your equipment or contact your laptop or wireless card provider for further assistance.
Printers are available via the wireless connection once the printer driver is installed. Follow the instructions on your device to download the driver. The instructions will follow the SPOT sign-in page. Please note: only available for Windows operating system.
Internet access is filtered. (Adults may access the internet without filtering by using a workstation in the Computer Center.) Electronic Information Policy
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**The Oak Lawn Public 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.
OLPLWireless is not a "secure" network. When you connect to a network that is not secure, be aware that someone with the right tools can see everything that you do, including the websites you visit, the documents you work on, and the user names and passwords that you use.