The Crawfordsville District Public Library provides wireless Internet connectivity offered as a service for users with wireless-enabled laptops or other devices such as smartphones. The library's network is open to all visitors, free of charge. By choosing to use our wireless service you agree to abide by the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy that prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the Library’s Internet service.
Wireless access points (APs) are located throughout the library. These points communicate with your wireless device. You will be able to connect anywhere in the building and even on the grounds. Our wireless network uses a 2.4 GHz radio signal to reach through shelves, walls, floors, and ceilings. Depending on your location in the building and your distance from an access point, the signal will vary in strength.
Any computer that supports 802.11b or 802.11g will work.
Access points have a network name called an SSID (service set identifier). Most wireless devices will automatically recognize the library signal. In case your device picks up more than one wireless signal, know that our SSID is library. After you connect, simply start an Internet browser to reach the logon page.
Open your wireless configuration utility and check the following settings:
Yes, but you need to follow some instructions on how to download and install an app (for smartphones) or a printer driver (for laptop computers): wireless printing
Technical support from the library staff is not available. Due to insurance limitations and liability concerns, library staff members cannot configure your laptop or handheld device. You need to be familiar with your device and know how to set it up for wireless access.
We have not instituted any time limit, but we reserve the right to do so at a later date.
Viruses come from the Internet, often as attachments to e-mail. We do not provide anti-virus services. It is strongly recommend that all users have anti-virus protection and a personal firewall installed on their laptops.
The library's wireless network is not secure, and the library cannot guarantee the safety of your wireless session. Transmissions over a wireless network can be easily captured and/or read. It is recommended that you do not use this wireless connection for secure transactions, such as banking, investments, or any private information.
Our wireless network meets all guidelines for safety. Low-power wireless devices pose no known health risk.