Wireless Computing @ the Library
Guidelines for Mac OS 9, Mac OSX

When you use the Internet in the Library you are accepting the library's Internet Access Policy. The troubleshooting guidelines below should help with basic access issues. For more information on accessing the internet with your laptop, please visit our Laptop Internet Access page.

Mac OS X:

If Airport Status is in Menubar:

  • Click on Airport icon in Menubar
  • Make sure Airport is turned on
  • Choose CPL-g

If Airport Status is not in the Menubar:

  • Go to System Preferences > Network
  • Choose "Airport" under Show
  • Click on TCP/IP tab and choose, "Configure Using DHCP"
  • Click on Airport tab and check, "Show Airport Status in Menu Bar"
  • Click on, "Apply Now"

Mac OS 9:

  • Go to Apple Menu > Control Panels > TCP/IP
  • Choose "Connect via AirPort"
  • Configure "Using DHCP Server"
  • Click on AirPort Icon under the Apple Menu (or within Control Strip)
  • Make Sure Airport is turned on
  • Choose CPL-g under Airport Network

Limitations and Disclaimers

  • The Library does not offer a secure wireless network. Information sent to/from your computer can be captured by someone with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within three hundred feet
  • Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance, and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection. Library staff will not change any settings on your device
  • The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for computer configurations, security or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network
  • Patrons using the Library's internet connection, wireless or otherwise, must adhere to our Internet Use Policy