WI-FI Location

The Port Washington Public Library is a wireless “hot spot,” providing free Internet access to users of laptops and handheld devices capable of receiving wireless signals.

It’s my computer. May I do whatever I want?
You will be attached to the library’s network, and must abide by the library’s Acceptable Use policy.

Where can I connect?
Connect from almost anywhere in the library.

Is it secure?
Wireless Ethernet is not secure. The library cannot assure the safety of your personal data .

Will I be able to print?
To print, save your data and use one of our public workstations in the Computer Center.

How do I connect?

You will need a laptop or handheld device with either an 802.11b or 802.11g Ethernet card, or built-in capability.

Operating system:
Your operating system must support networking, and the wireless Ethernet card you purchase must be installed with the correct drivers for your operating system.
If you are using Linux as your operating system, that will work also. Linux drivers exist for many wireless network cards.

Configure your software

Wireless card:
Network name/SSID – pwpl-hotspot
Mode – Infrastructure
Encryption/WEP – Disabled

Network settings:
All TCP/IP options – DHCP or Auto

Web browser:

Configure so it is NOT set to use a proxy server

Connect to the network:
Launch your web browser. The Port Washington Public Library portal will appear.
Read the User Agreement, then enter “patron” for both username and password. The library’s homepage will appear.