Oldsmar Library Wireless Internet Policy
The Oldsmar Public Library offers free wireless "WiFi" access to our Internet service. By choosing to use the Library's Internet service you agree to abide by the Library's Internet Code of Conduct. Please take the time to read the policy before accessing the network.Please be aware that the following limitations apply:
- No printing services are available
- A Wifi network is less secure than a wired network
- Signal strength varies within the library
- This Wifi network is filtered (see our Internet Code of Conduct)
What you will need:
- Wireless network interface card (NIC)
- A laptop or PDA configured to use the Library's internet connection (see "Wireless Technical Information" below
- A laptop or PDA that conforms to the "802.11b/g" standard, commonly known as WiFi. New laptops often come equipped with a wireless interface and may be automatically configured to pick up the wireless signal
- Compatible headphones if you plan to use audio files
Wireless Technical Information
Wireless hardware and software vary as to the operating systems you may use on your laptop or PDA, so the same instructions may not work for everyone. In many cases, you don't need to do anything to hook up (just click on your browser), but you might need to check the following in your configuration:
- In Network Neighborhood Properties (right click on Network Neighborhood and click on "Properties") click on the Wireless TCP/IP adapter setting and look at its properties. Ensure that you have checked "Obtain an IP address automatically."
- Most wireless software has an indicator that tells you a signal is being received. Make sure the link quality and signal strength are both at least "good". If not, move about the room to a location that has a stronger signal.
- Click your favorite browser and the Internet should come right up!
Please note that the library staff cannot assist you with your laptop, PDA, card, or configuration. The library will not be responsible for any personal information (e.g. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electrical surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking. All wireless access users should have up-to-date virus protection on their personal laptop computers or wireless devices.
LAPTOPS AND OTHER DEVICES SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE LIBRARY, EVEN FOR BRIEF PERIODS OF TIME.
The library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the Library's facilities.