You can use your own laptop to surf the net while in the library. Here’s how:
Our access point is named mplwireless.
Windows XP, Vista or 7
The graphics and options look slightly different between the various editions of Windows, but the process of connecting to WiFi is essentially the same in XP, Vista and 7.
Find the Network icon in the Notification Area – this sits by the clock at the far right of the Taskbar, which is the strip of icons at the bottom of the Windows Desktop. The Network icon looks like either a small computer monitor or a little bar chart. Click (Vista and 7) or double-click it (XP).
Now click the name of the WiFi network to which you want to connect, here at MPL it is, “mplwireless” then click the Connect button.
Open the Charms bar (swipe left from the right-hand side of the screen, or hold down the Windows key and press C) then click or tap Settings.
Click or tap the Network icon (if WiFi networks are found nearby, it will be labeled ‘Available’), then click or tap the name of the WiFi network to which you want to connect. Here at MPL, our network is labeled, “mplwireless”. Click or tap the Connect button.
Android Tablets and Smartphones
1. Tap Settings then tap WiFi in the ‘Wireless & networks’ section.
2. Now tap the relevant WiFi network, “mplwireless” and tap Connect.
Mac OS X
If you have Mac OS X with AirPort, then you should be able to simply enable AirPort and use the Internet. To be sure, set the default network setting by the instructions below.
1. Open the Apple menu and go to System Preferences. Open Network.
2. Set “Configure” to AirPort.
3. On the TCP/IP section, set “Configure” to Using DHCP server.
4. Set the configuration to AirPort, and click on the AirPort tab. On the Preferred Network entry, click on the down arrow to view the available wireless networks. Select mplwireless.
Close the window and save the settings.