Connecting to Wireless
Wireless Service, LPL Public Wireless
The Library offers an open public wireless network throughout the building. Your use of the wireless network is subject to the Liverpool Public Library Internet Use Policy (PDF).
- Your computer's wireless card should automatically scan for available networks and connect to our network.
- Please look for the SSID "LPL Public Wireless."
No password is requested, but you will be presented with a "splash page" agreement and must click the button that says "Proceed to the Internet."
- On most wireless devices, the splash page will appear automatically. On Android devices, a dialog will appear in either the system tray or directly on the screen instructing the user to log on to the network.
- If you are having difficulty getting a splash page to appear automatically, try launching your device's interent browser.
- Keep in mind that wireless connections are generally not secure. This means that someone may be able to intercept your data, including your credit card numbers, passwords, or other critical information
Printing from your own laptops on our printers
To begin, install the wireless client for Liverpool Public Library printing when you are here in the library.
Troubleshooting Connection Problems
- Is your wireless card turned on? There may be a button or switch that turns your card on and off. It may be on the side of the laptop or the keyboard. Check the Hardware Manager to be sure the wireless card is working.
- Make sure your computer is "seeing" the correct Public Wireless network.
- Open your wireless card's software by clicking on the wireless card's icon in the Taskbar.
- Windows XP includes a Wireless Network Connection feature. Right-click the wireless network connection icon in your taskbar and click "View Available Wireless Networks. " The Wireless Network Connection dialog box appears. If no networks appear, click "Refresh Network List" in the upper-left. Select the Public Wireless or FiOS access points and click Connect.
- Start Internet Explorer. Go to the Tools menu and select "Internet Options." Click the "Connections" tab, the click the "LAN Settings" button. Make sure there is a check mark in the Automatically Detect Settings option.
- You can repair your wireless connection by going to the Start menu and selecting "Connect To. " Select "Show All Connections." Under Network Tasks, click "Repair this Connection."
- If you have a home wireless network, check to see if its IP address is in your settings. If so, change it to DHCP and your computer should then scan for a new connection.
- If you're using a firewall, try disabling it. Be sure to reset it before you leave.
- If you're using OSX, go to Location (under the Apple on the upper left). "Automatic" should be checked. If you're still having problems select "Network Preferences." Click "Airport." The Location menu should be set to Automatic.
- If you're using OS9, open the control strip. Click on the Airport icon and select the Public Wireless or FiOS access points to connect.