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Wireless Internet Access

What do I need to access Wifi at Orange Public Library?

  • You will need an 802.11b or 802.11g capable notebook computer or other wireless Internet device, i.e., PDA or Pocket PC.

When and Where is WiFi available?

  • WiFi is available in all public areas of the Main, Taft, and El Modena libraries until 10 minutes before the library closes.
  • Some power outlets are available, but we suggest you have a fully charged battery.
  • For safety reasons, please do not run power cables along the floor where people may trip over them.

Is the library's WiFi filtered?

  • Yes - For unfiltered access, you will need to connect to the Internet using one of the library's wired Internet computers.

Is printing available from the library's WiFi?

  • No - Printing is available from the library's wired Internet computers. B&W prints are 15 cents per page and color prints are 60 cents per page.
  • Files must be saved to floppy disk, USB thumb drive, or sent as attachments to a web-accessible e-mail in order to be printed from the library's wired Internet computers.
  • Not all file types can be opened on the library's public computers.

How long may I use the library's WiFi?

  • At the present time, no time limits are imposed. WiFi is available until 10 minutes before the library closes.

Is using the library's WiFi private and secure?

  • The library's WiFi is not encrypted. You should be aware that information sent wirelessly could be intercepted and seen by others.
  • Protect your personal data when using any public wireless network, and avoid transmitting credit card numbers and other sensitive information.
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