Wi-Fi Access

Getting Started:

  • A device equipped with an 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g compatible wireless network card
  • SSID or network name = NapervillePublicLibrary
  • IP or Network Settings - DHCP enabled or obtain an IP address automatically
  • DNS - Obtain DNS address automatically

Need Help?

For step by step instructions on how to connect, choose your operating system. If you need assistance, please see the staff at the Computer Lab desk.

*We don't have step by step instructions for Linux, but users have reported being able to connect to our wi-fi successfully using Linux.

What else do I need to know?

  • Most WiFi equipment will be compatible and in many cases connect automatically. However, the Library makes no guarantees as to the compatibility of your equipment with the Library's network.
  • The wireless Internet service is not secure and is used at the individual's risk. Even if firewalls are running on laptops, it is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network. 
  • To print a document, you can email the document to yourself or save the document to a USB flash drive, then log in to one of the computers and send the job to the public printer. You will need a library card card to use the library computers or you can ask the staff for the Express pass at the computer lab if you do not have a card.

Laptop Plug-in Access (available at 95th street Library ONLY)?

  • Available to users with laptops and RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet network capability
  • Can connect in the Laptop Plug-in Counter past the Group Meeting Rooms at the upper level
  • Users responsible for configuring their own equipment, supplying CAT-5 cables and connecting to the network Setting: Set TCP/IP properties to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP) 
  • The plug-in Internet service is not secure and is used at the individual's risk. Even if firewalls are running on laptops, it is recommended that sensitive information not be sent through this network.