Wireless Network

Willard Library has wireless Internet access available to our patrons. The following FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) should assist you in utilizing this service.

How do I use wireless at the library?

You will need to bring your own laptop computer to the library and it will need to have built-in WiFi or you will need to install a WiFi network card. The Library does not provide wireless cards.

Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the library can make no guarantees as to compatibility of your equipment with the library's network.

Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?

No, the library's patron wireless network is open to all visitors.

No special encryption settings, user names, nor passwords are required.

When I access your remote databases, will I have to provide a Library Card?

No - for purposes of accessing our databases, you will be treated as if you are on a Patron workstation, and will not have to provide a Library Card.

Can the library help me configure my computer?

No - everyone's computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment.

Willard Public Library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.

If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturers of your hardware or software.

The Library Staff cannot provide any help beyond this FAQ page.

What about virus protection and security?

It is solely the responsibility of the wireless device owner/user to provide anti-virus protection, and to configure their laptop/PDA settings to provide the appropriate security settings to control access from other wireless devices within the Library and the internet itself. Willard Public Library cannot and will not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient or incomplete security settings, or lack of adequate or up-to-date virus protection. Wireless users assume all risks in this regard.

Hours of Operation

Wireless access is available all hours the library is open.

Quick Setup Settings

SSID (network name) = willard 

If you aren’t able to connect, you may need to adjust the following settings:

WEP — disable WEP encryption

Mode or Network Type — Access Point

DHCP — Obtain an IP address automatically

DNS — Obtain DNS server address automatically