Haddonfield Public Library
60 Haddon Avenue N. Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2469 · 856-429-1304
Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri 10am-6pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1pm-5pm
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- Walter Cronkite, renowned newscaster and journalist
Wireless Internet Use
We are pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to customers with appropriately equipped wireless devices.
Q: How can I use the wireless Internet at the library?
A: Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to the Library and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize one or both of the library’s wireless networks (HPL-Public and/or HPL-Public2). You must enter the password haddonfield. If your laptop does not have wireless built-in, you can install a WiFi-compatible network card.
Q: Will I need any special settings or passwords?
A: There is a password required. It is haddonfield . In many instances, your computer or PDA will
automatically detect one or both of the the library’s wireless networks (HPL-Public and/or HPL-Public2). If your computer or PDA does not connect right away, make sure that your wireless utility is configured as follows:
- SSID or Network Name: HPL-Public or HPL-Public2
- WEP: None
- IP or Network Settings: DHCP enabled or obtain an IP address automatically
- DNS: Obtain DNS address automatically
- Gateway: No default gateway set – your card should detect it automatically.
- Enter the password haddonfield
- SAVE YOUR SETTINGS AND RESTART COMPUTER IF NECESSARY.
Q: What can I do on the wireless network?
A: Our wireless network offers you a high speed connection to the Internet that lets you:
- Check your e-mail
- Surf the Internet
- Do online research
- Check the library catalog or the library’s mobile web site
- Access the library’s databases
- Printing is not currently available from the wireless network. To print you can either save your document and print when you get home, or save your document to a flash drive and use one of the other computers available to you in the library.
Q: Is the wireless network secure? Is it 100% safe for me to send personal information?
A: No, but wireless networks are not unique in this respect; on all shared networks, whether wired or wireless, users can potentially eavesdrop on each other’s data, though it is not usually likely that they will.
Q: Can the Library help me configure my computer?
A: Each computer is unique, and we’re sorry that we are not able to offer personal technical assistance with your configuration. However, we do provide a webpage of technical assistance to help you with the most common issues. The technical assistance webpage is available at: www.sjrlc.org/wireless/tech.htm