FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is WiFi?
WiFi is a technology which allows computer users to connect wirelessly to the Internet.
- Is the Library’s WiFi secure?
The WiFi provided by the Library is as secure as any other public WiFi network. We do not recommend transmitting personal information via the WiFi network as a WiFi signal can be intercepted.
- Can I get a computer virus using WiFi?
Any time you connect to the Internet, you run the risk of getting a computer virus. WiFi presents no greater risk than any other method of connecting to the Internet. The following precautions are recommended to avoid computer viruses:
- Do not open email from people you do not know.
- Do not download software from websites or any other source if you are uncertain of its safety.
- Use anti-virus software and scan your computer regularly.
- Does the Library provide protection from viruses,
spyware, or any other malicious software?
The Library does not provide anti-virus or Internet security software for WiFi users. There are, however, many free anti-virus and Internet security programs available for download from the Internet or for purchase at office supply or computer stores. The following websites are a sample of what is available online:
- If I am having trouble with WiFi, where can I get
Library staff and volunteers may offer basic instruction, but they will not handle your computer. Your computer’s user manual is an excellent resource as well.
- Will WiFi work on my Mac? Linux? Other
As long as your computer has the necessary hardware and software, it should be compatible with our network.
- Do I have to subscribe to a service or pay a fee to
use the Library’s WiFi?
WiFi is provided free of charge, courtesy of the Library.
- Do I need special equipment to connect to your WiFi
You need a wireless access card. Most laptop computers manufactured today have these built in; consult your computer’s user manual if you are not sure. Wireless access cards may also be purchased at office supply or electronics stores.
- How do I connect to the network?
This varies from system to system. Consult your computer’s user manual for specific information.
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learn, and to grow, empowering our community to achieve its
vision for the future.
– Paso Robles City Library Mission Statement