WiFi (Wireless) Technology

WNPL provides free wireless access (WiFi) to anyone with a WiFi enabled computer. Most users can simply bring their laptop or other wireless device to the library and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network.

To Get Started:

  • Click on the wireless icon on your computer or other device and select wnplhotspot. Although you may see other wireless networks that are functioning nearby, wnplhotspot is the link to access the library’s wireless network.
  • After you have clicked the wnplhotspot link, you will see a terms of service agreement. Click on Accept to continue. If your browser does not automatically open once you have accepted the service agreement, you can manually open the browser and refresh it.
  • You may also see a small “session information” window, showing that you are logged on to the wireless network–you can either close or minimize this window.

Wireless Printing: 

WiFi printing is available through a web-based system for printing from wireless devices. For more information, or to print from your wireless device, go to http://www.printeron.net/wnpl/webprint.

Wireless printing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Nook are available at http://www.printeron.com/apps.html

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can the Library help me configure my computer?

A. Sorry, everyone’s computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. Library staff cannot handle your computer or change the settings on your computer on your behalf. The Library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings in using our WiFi service.

Q. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?

A. No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required.

Q. Is my information safe while using wireless?

A. Your information is not protected while using wireless, unless you are connected to a web page that employs encryption (stores, banks, etc.) Keep this in mind if you are accessing sensitive business or personal information.

Q. Are there any restrictions on my use of the Internet?

A. Wireless users agree to abide by the Library’s Internet Use By the Public policy, which prohibits abusive or illegal activity while using the Library’s Internet service.  Wireless traffic is restricted to web browsing, FTP, and SMTP traffic only. Please be advised that some wireless devices (such as Nintendo DS systems, for example) may not be compatible with our WiFi service.

Q. Can I search the Library Catalog and special databases using wireless?

A. Yes. To search the Catalog, click on Library Catalog from the home page. To access special databases, click on Databases.