|FAQs - Technology|
How do I use the library's wireless network?
All branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library now offer wireless access. To use the wireless network you must have a wireless computer or other device that uses the IEEE 802.11b and/or 802.11g WiFi standard. These networks provide speed up to 2 mbps (megabits/second). The wireless network is accessible from most locations in the library and for some short distances outside the building.
At the main library in Corvallis the wireless network is available 24/7. At the branch libraries in Philomath, Monroe and Alsea it is available 24/7 except 1-4am each morning. The wireless network is unsecured and you are solely responsible for virus/spyware protection on your device.
To connect to the wireless network using a Windows XP computer, take the following steps:
Some possible wireless connection problems:
at 541-766-6457 for more information about the Library's wireless networks.
In addition, use of the CBCPL wireless network implies understanding of and agreement with the following:
1- I understand that the CBCPL wireless network is an "open network" which means that information transmitted on this network is not encrypted. As a result CBCPL does not guarantee the privacy of information you transfer over the network or Internet.
2- I understand that connecting to the CBCPL wireless network is at my own risk and I agree that CBCPL shall have no liability for any damages, direct or indirect, occurring as a result of the use of the CBCPL wireless network. Virus protection and the security of information stored on or transmitted by your wireless device is your responsibility.
3- I agree that I will not use the CBCPL wireless network unlawfully. This includes, but is not limited to, using CBCPL resources to violate copyright agreements, federal or state obscenity laws, harass others through the Internet, or attempt to compromise the security of any other computers or networks.
4- I understand that CBCPL staff do not provide any technical assistance for wireless connectivity and that I am solely responsible for connecting and configuring my own equipment.
5- I understand that CBCPL cannot guarantee the signal quality, bandwidth availability or any specific Internet site access at any time. In addition printing services are not available to wireless users.
6- I understand that earphones must be used if sound is to be activated through a wireless computer.
7- I agree that if I do not comply with any of these rules, I will be held liable for any damage my actions may cause and understand that my privilege to use the CBCPL wireless computer network may be revoked.