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Any time you connect to the Internet, you run the risk of getting a computer virus. Wi-Fi presents no greater risk than any other method of connecting to the Internet. The following precautions are recommended to avoid computer viruses:
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WiFi is a technology which allows computer users to connect wirelessly to the Internet.
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.
The Library does not provide anti-virus or Internet security software for Wi-Fi 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:
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.
As long as your computer has the necessary hardware and software, it should be compatible with our network.
WiFi is provided free of charge, courtesy of the Library.
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.
This varies from system to system. Consult your computer's user manual for specific information.