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Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)

What is WiFi?

WiFi is short for wireless fidelity. If a location has WiFi, this means that a wireless network is available. Some wireless networks are private and secure, while others are public and open. Some of our libraries have both secure networks and public networks. The public wireless networks allow our patrons free access to the Internet when they bring their own laptops or other wireless devices into the library.

Things to Know Before Using Our Network

While most computers are similar, many have different configurations. If a device is having issues connecting to our network, our librarians will help to the best of their ability. We are not responsible for providing technical support.

Also, our network is open to the public. This means that everyone shares the same connection, and each computer has access to one another. Please be sure that your device has adequate virus and firewall protection.

When accessing the Internet, you will need to sign in using a username and password. To create a free account, you will need a valid email address. Your email address will only be used to activate your account. Ask a librarian for assistance if you are experiencing difficulties creating an account.

How to Connect to Our Network

Connecting to our public network is easy. Most new laptops have wireless capabilities built-in. Older laptops may require an additional wireless pc-card. To check if a device has wireless capabilities, look for the WiFi logo on the device similar to the image below.

WiFi

For Windows XP Systems:

  1. Some laptops have a wireless switch physically located somewhere on the device. Make sure it is switched to the "on" position.
  2. Look for an icon similar to one of these icons:

  3. Right click this icon, and then left click "View Available Wireless Networks"
  4. A window will appear similar to the following:
    XP_Window
  5. Select the "librarypatron" network, and then click "Connect"
  6. If the computer prompts a message indicating the network is unsecure, click "Connect Anyway"
  7. Open a web browser, and you will be prompted to agree to the terms of our Internet policy:
    Wifi Accept
  8. After hitting the continue button, you will have access to the Internet. Go to your homepage or any URL to continue.

For Windows 7 Systems:

  1. Some laptops have a wireless switch physically located somewhere on the device. Make sure it is switched to the "on" position.
  2. Look for an icon similar to this:
    Nework Icon
  3. Left click this icon, and then click "Connect or Disconnect"
  4. A window will appear similar to the following:
    Windows 7 Connect Window
  5. Select the "librarypatron" network, and then click "Connect"
  6. If the computer prompts a message indicating the network is unsecure, click "Connect" to continue.
  7. Open a web browser, and you will be prompted to agree to the terms of our Internet policy:
    Wifi Accept
  8. After hitting the continue button, you will have access to the Internet. Go to your homepage or any URL to continue.

For other WiFi Devices:

For other devices that are WiFi capable goto the device's settings area for WiFi and make sure it is on and can find networks. Select the "librarypatron" network and connect. Just like the instructions above for Windows devices, open a web browser to agree to our Internet use policy. Please open a browser and agree to the policy before trying to run a app or other program, or the internet connection will not be fully complete even though it may look like the device is connected.

Locations With WiFi

Below are the libraries in our system that have public wireless Internet access.

Library Network Name (SSID)
Rock Springs Library (Rock Springs, WY) librarypatron
White Mountain Library (Rock Springs, WY) librarypatron
Sweetwater County Library (Green River, WY) librarypatron
Superior Branch Library (Superior, WY) librarypatron
Wamsutter Branch Library (Wamsutter, WY) librarypatron

 

 

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