Using Your Own Laptop or Wireless Device at the Library
Wireless Internet Access
Free wireless access is provided in all public areas during the library’s operating hours for patrons using personal wireless laptops or devices. Simply look for library in the list of available wireless networks and select connect. Your computer's home page will appear and you may begin surfing immediately. You can even print from your device to our black and white printer (see below).
Note: no wired ethernet connectivity is available to the public.
Print virtually any document or web page from your laptop computer, home computer, PDA or other web-enabled device to the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library printer on printspots.com. There is a cost of $.10/page (single-sided) and $.20/page (double-sided) for black and white printing. Print jobs sent from this site can be picked up at the Circulation Desk at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library during normal business hours. Unclaimed print jobs will be deleted after 72 hours.
Limitations and Disclaimers
The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device with WiFi-compliant 802.11b or g 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. The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.
Troubleshooting Wireless Connectivity
- library should be in the list of available networks. If it is not, check to make sure that the wireless is turned on and enabled in the device. Many computers have a button near the keyboard or a switch on the side that disables the wireless card in their device and/or a way to disable the wireless in software settings.
- If you see library, but cannot connect, check to make sure that your wireless settings are set to obtain an IP address automatically.
- Not all VPNs are able to connect to the Library's wireless network. Library staff is not able to diagnose VPN connection problems.