Public Wi-Fi

How do I use the wireless network at the library?

  • Bring your own laptop or mobile device that has WiFi capabilities.
  • The Coopersville Area District Library  uses the WiFi standard (also known as IEEE 802.11b/g).
  • Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the library system can make no guarantees as to compatibility of your equipment with the library’s network.

Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?

  • No, the library’s network is open to all visitors.
  • No special encryption settings, user names, nor passwords are required.
  • Can the library help me configure my computer?
  • Sorry, everyone’s computer is different and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment.
  • Some helpful tips are included on this page.
  • The library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings.
  • If you need additional assistance, you may need to contact the manufacturers of your hardware or software.

General Information for all systems

NOTE: The following instructions are general guidelines and require that you understand how to configure and restore the settings of your own computer. It is best to try to use the Internet before attempting any of the changes suggested on this page.

Wireless Card Settings:
Use the software that came with your wireless card or computer to configure the settings and to verify a connection to the library’s wireless network.

  • SSID (network name) = “any” or “TCHRTL” (without quotes)
  • WEP = disable WEP encryption
  • Mode or Network Type = Infrastructure mode or Access Point

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