Wireless Network Access

Wireless Perimeter

Wi-Fi access points are sited strategically within the Library building to allow Internet access anywhere within the building.  If your laptop is not accessing the Internet, please report it to the Technician @ LIRL.  Inaccessibility may be due either to laptop error or to a “dead” spot.

How to Connect to the Wireless Network (Wi-Fi)

 

Students

  1. Access wireless settings on your laptop
  2. Choose wlac_students from the list of available wireless networks
  3. Enter your Username. Your username is your 9-digit Student ID number that begins with the numbers "88..."
  4. Enter your Password. Your password your PIN# which is 4 digits (MMDD format) from your birthdate (eg. if your birthdate is January 31, your PIN is '0131') unless you have changed it the Student Information System.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Read the acceptable use policy and click Accept if you agree and wish to connect to the wireless network.

Faculty and Staff

  1. Access wireless settings on your laptop
  2. Choose wlac_faculty from the list of available wireless networks
  3. Enter your Username. Your username is the first part of your email address (the part before @wlac.edu).
  4. Enter your Password. Your password is your email password.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Read the acceptable use policy and click Accept if you agree and wish to connect to the wireless network.

 

Ethernet vs Wireless

An ethernet connection will not work on personal computers.  The Library’s laptops have built-in wireless cards and are automatically connected to a network if you are within the effective perimeter of strategically placed Wi-Fi access points.

 

wireless printing

  Wireless Printing

 

Wireless printing is available for computers running Windows and Mac OS X (Intel only). You must be able to log into the campus WiFi in order to print wirelessly. Click here to download the software required for WIRELESS PRINTING

Troubleshooting

If you are having problems connecting, ask for assistance from the Technician @ LIRL or the Librarian at the Reference Desk.

Using Your Own Laptop

Of course, personal laptop use is permitted, but be aware that the College is not liable for anything that happens with your laptop, including (but not exclusive of) viruses that infiltrate your hard drive while your laptop is in use in the Library.