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Wireless Card Settings

Use the software that came with your wireless card or computer to configure the settings and to verify a connection to the library's wireless network.

  • SSID (network name) = "bclibrary" (this is automatically assigned)

  • WEP = disable WEP encryption

  • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure mode or Access Point

Windows 98

Network Settings:

  1. From Control Panel, select Network.
  2. Locate the TCP/IP protocol and get into its Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  3. For IP Address, select "Obtain an IP address automatically."
  4. For DNS, select "Disable DNS."
  5. For WINS, select "Use DHCP for WINS Resolution."

Windows 2000 & XP

Network Settings:

  1. From Control Panel, select "Network and Dial-up Connections" or "Network and Internet Connections > Internet Connections."
  2. Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Connection" and click Properties.
  3. Locate the Internet TCP/IP protocol and get into its Properties. If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  4. Select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically."
  5. For XP, right click on "Wireless Network Connection" and select "View Available Wireless Networks." Select the name of the wireless network available at the library and click "Connect."

Macintosh OS 8 & 9

Network Settings:

  1. Select: Apple Menu > Control Panel > TCP/IP.
  2. Connect via "AirPort" or other wireless (WiFi) ethernet.
  3. Configure "Using DHCP Server."
  4. Leave Name Server and Additional Search domains blank.

Macintosh OS X

Network Settings:

  1. Select: Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network button.
  2. Select TCP/IP tab and Configure "Using DHCP."
  3. Above the TCP/IP tab, you may need to Configure via "AirPort" or other wireless (WiFi) ethernet.
  4. Leave Domain Name Servers and Search Domains blank.
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