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Wireless Internet Access at East Brunswick Public Library

The East Brunswick Public Library is pleased to offer the convenience of free wireless Internet access. With our “WiFi” network up and running, you no longer have to sign up for time at a public computer station. If you have a laptop, you may bring it in and surf the Web for free.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to Use the Wireless Internet at the Library

Most users simply bring their wireless enabled laptop to the library and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network (EBPL_WiFi for WPA2 encrypted connections, EBPL_WiFi2 for non-secure sessions). To access it, connect to either EBPL_WiFi or EBPL_WiFi2 (passkey is "ebplwifi"), and then open your web browser. You should automatically be presented with a logon screen. Simply click the "Proceed" button to login to our network.

After you have logged in, you will automatically be redirected to your home page. A pop-up may come up, giving you the option to logoff of the network once you are finished your session. Depending on your computer configuration, you may get one of the several screens, informing you that you have successfully logged on, and giving you the option of logging off. Logging Off is recommended once you have finished your session, but is not required. Not logging off will not damage your computer.

How does it work?

Wireless access points are located throughout the building that will send the signal which will connect with your wireless device. You should be able to access the network almost anywhere within the building, including the meeting rooms. If you have difficulty accessing a signal in a more remote area, move your device to a more central location to catch the signal. Then follow the directions above.

Passwords

The library network no longer requires a password to authenticate. We have tried to make the process of logging onto our network as simple as possible to get you up and running more quickly!

Can I print from my laptop while using the library's wireless network? YES!

Printing is now available both for Windows and Mac based computers.   Click here from within the library to be taken to the page with the installers. If you wish to print, you must click on the appropriate link, either "Click Here to Install Print Drivers (Windows)" or "Click Here to Install Print Drivers (Mac)", after logging in to the wireless network.   Detailed directions are available through the customer service window, as well as here.  Please note that you will have to install a program on your computer in order to print. The library uses the Pharos TRAC card system to send your print jobs to the printers and then to release print jobs from the queue. TRAC cards may be purchased or have value added to them at the TRAC card dispenser. Printing charges are ten cents per page for black and white, or forty cents per page for color.

Is the library's wireless network secure?

The Library has both secure (EBPL_WiFi) and insecure (EBPL_WiFi2) wireless networks. Information sent to and from your notebook/laptop computer or other wireless device may be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software when using the insecure version of our wireless network.

Can you help me set up my computer to connect to the wireless network?

Every computer and set up is different. Library staff are not able to provide technical assistance for configuring your device to enable it connect to the wireless network, and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you have difficulty connecting and your device does not automatically find our network, please review the suggestions below or consult the manufacturer of your device.

If your laptop does not automatically find our wireless Windows XP network:

To setup your laptop to use our wireless network at the library, please do the following:

  • Click on the Start Button,
  • Then click on Control Panel.
  • Double Click on Network Connections.
  • If you are able to use the wireless network, you will see an icon that says Wireless Network Connection.

In order to connect to the insecure network:

  • Right click on Wireless Network Connection, then click on Properties.
  • Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
  • Click on View Wireless Networks. You should see EBPL_WiFi2.
  • Click once on EBPL_WiFi2, and click the Connect button in the lower right hand corner.
  • You will see screens letting you know that you are connecting to the wireless network.
  • After you see the message Connected next to EBPL_WiFi2, you are almost ready to use the Wireless network.
  • Open up a Web browser
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In order to connect to the secure network:

  • Right click on Wireless Network Connection, then click on Properties.
  • Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
  • Click on View Wireless Networks. You should see EBPL_WiFi.
  • Click once on EBPL_WiFi, and click the Connect button in the lower right hand corner.
  • You will see screens letting you know that you are connecting to the wireless network. Enter "ebplwifi" without the quotes when prompted.
  • After you see the message Connected next to EBPL_WiFi, you are almost ready to use the Wireless network.
  • Open up a Web browser, and click the proceed button.

If your laptop is connected to EBPL_Wifi, but you cannot access the logon page:

  • More than likely, you have a proxy enabled. To temporarily disable it for the duration of your session at East Brunswick Public Library, follow these steps:
  • For Internet Explorer:
  • Open Internet Explorer, Click on Tools, Internet Options, Connections, Lan Settings.
  • If you see something similar to the following, a proxy is enabled. IEProxyOn
  • Click in the Checkbox next to "Use a proxy server for your lan" to disable the proxy IEProxyOff'
  • Don't worry, your proxy settings will be saved, as long as you do not reboot your machine.
  • Click Ok and then Ok again to return to Internet Explorer. Exit out of Internet Explorer. Then restart Internet Explorer. If you continue to have problems, please see a customer service representative.

 

Windows NT Network Settings

  • From Control Panel, double click on Network.
  • Locate the TCP/IP protocol and double click on Properties.
  • If more than one TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless adapter.
  • Select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server and click OK.
  • From Control Panel, select Internet Options.
  • Click on the Connections tab.
  • If you also have a dial-up connection, it should not be set to Always dial my default connection.
  • Lan Settings should be Automatically detect settings.
  • Leave the Proxy server settings blank.