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Configuring Your Computer for Wireless

These are general guidelines and require that you understand how to configure and restore the settings of your own computer. It is best to try to use the Internet before attempting any of the changes suggested on this page.

Wireless Card Settings

Public Computers
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) = "any" or "ICPL-WIFI" or "ICPL-CITYPLAZA" (without quotes)
  • WEP = disable WEP encryption
  • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure mode or Access Point

Apple Mac OS Settings

Mac OS X

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 (Wi-Fi) ethernet.
4. Leave Domain Name Servers and Search Domains blank.

Mac OS 8 and 9

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

Microsoft Windows Settings

Windows XP and 2000

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 using a wireless connection and 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 library's wireless network(ICPL-WIFI) and click "Connect."