Wireless Security Network Hole
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Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software are located in the adult, teen, and youth areas. A valid Saline District Library card with a pin number is needed to use the Internet computers, or a guest pass may be requested.
Documents printed from Internet computers may be picked up at the print station located near the computers in the adult area. A black and white printer (.10 per page) and a color printer (.50 per page) are available. For wireless printing, see the instructions (PDF) and run the print client.
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Free wireless access is available in most areas of the library. All you need is a laptop with a wireless card and a network connection configured for DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Library cards are not required. If needed, electrical outlets are available in many locations.
You can easily connect to our printing system from your laptop computer, and print to the library printers by the public computer area. There is a charge of 10 cents per copy for B&W and 50 cents per page for color copies. See the wireless printing instructions (PDF) and run the print client. Please note that in order for the wireless printing to work on Windows 7 laptops, the User Account Control (UAC) needs to be set to “never notify”. If you have trouble printing from Windows 7, please go the Control Panel…User Action Center…Change User Action Control Settings then select Never Notify. Then restart the laptop before installing the Envisionware print service.
Problems with Wireless Access?
If you have problems accessing the wireless internet, your laptop may have fixed or "static" network settings. This often occurs on computers configured for use in a company or campus network. The properties for the Internet Protocol network setting for the network adaptor need to be set for "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically." Be sure to note the current settings before making any changes. Laptops configured for company or campus use may also use VPN (Virtual Private Network); please disable this setting for wireless access. You might want to check with your company or campus technology staff if you have further questions.
If the connection works, but some web sites and utilities are not available, it may be due to our filter. To comply with state law, Saline District Library has chosen to filter all terminals with monitors that might be visible to minors. For that reason, wireless access is also filtered. We have made every effort to enable access to various requested utilities, but there may still be unavailable sites.