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Use the Wi-Fi

Wireless internet access (“Wi-Fi”) is available at all branches except the Marion County Bookmobile.    Please read our Internet Use Policy.

The following instructions are general guidelines and require that you understand how to configure and restore the settings of your own computer, PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), cell phone, or other wireless device.  To use wireless internet access, your device must have a wireless card.   Newer operating systems, like Windows XP (and later) and Mac OSX, are designed to automatically recognize wireless signals.

A username and password are required for users to access the Marion County Public Library System’s wireless internet.   You can ask for a wireless internet pass at the circulation desk; passes are issued for one or two hours. 

For PCs or other devices running a Windows operating system:

  1.  Double-click on the wireless icon in your status tray (usually at the bottom right of the screen).
  2. Click on View Wireless Networks
  3. Highlight the network with “1211” in the name.
  4. Click on Connect.
  5. When you open a web browser, a window asking for a username and password will appear.  Type the alphanumeric username and password that appear on your wireless ticket and click Connect.  You’re ready to surf the Marion County Public Library System’s free Wi-Fi network!

OR,

  1. Click on the Start button at the bottom left of the screen.  Click on Settings and then on Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Network Connections (which may also be called Network and Internet Connections).
  3. Right-click on the wireless connection icon.
  4. Click on View Wireless Network Connections.
  5. Highlight the network with “1211” in the name.
  6. Click on Connect.
  7. When you open a web browser, a window asking for a username and password will appear.  Type the alphanumeric username and password that appear on your wireless ticket and click Connect.  You’re ready to surf the Marion County Public Library System’s free Wi-Fi network!

For Macs:

  1. Click Apple, then System Preferences.
  2. Double-click the Network icon.
  3. Under Show Menu:  select Airport.  Close window.
  4. Open Internet Connect.  Turn on Airport.
  5. At Network menu, select the network with “1211” in the name.
  6. When you open a web browser, a window asking for a username and password will appear.  Type the alphanumeric username and password that appear on your wireless ticket and click Connect.  You’re ready to surf the Marion County Public Library System’s free Wi-Fi network!

If you are still having trouble connecting to our Wi-Fi, feel free to ask one of our friendly staff members.  We will do our best to help you, but please remember that we are not experts on every type of wireless device!

You use our wireless internet at your own risk.  The Marion County Public Library System is not responsible for damage incurred while using the Internet, including viruses, spyware and other malware.  Please refer to our Internet Use Policy.