Wireless Hotspot

The Rogers Public Library provides WiFi internet connectivity as a service to patrons and visitors. The service is provided as is; while RPL staff are ready and willing to assist you, we cannot provide in-depth technical support or troubleshoot hardware or connection problems. Please ask at the Information Desk if you have any questions or comments regarding the wireless HotSpot.

 

What equipment do I need to get connected?

You will need a laptop or mobile device with a wireless network interface card.
If you plan on listening to audio files, you will need to use your own headphones, or purchase earbuds at the Checkout Desk.

 

I’ve got the equipment. How do I connect?

Select the library’s wireless network [RPL Public WiFi] on your device. In most cases, your device should recognize the network and prompt you to connect. Open your internet browser, and click “Connect to Internet” on the Terms of Use page. The system will then allow you to connect to RPL Public WiFi.

 

Is the Network secure?

No. Most wireless networks, including the RPL network, are not secure. Unless the website you are viewing uses encryption, any information you send is not secure. RPL uses no anti-viral or anti-spyware software. Please use caution and discretion. The Rogers Public Library is not responsible for any damage resulting from the use of our public wireless network.

 

Can I print?

The Wireless Hotspot is not connected to the RPL print network. In order to print from the library network printers, you must be using a library computer. If you wish to print something from the wireless HotSpot, you must save it to a flash drive or send it to your email and then print from a library computer. We also have a wireless printer, at the reference desk; you can connect to and print from your mobile devices.

 

Can I charge my device?

There are a limited number of outlets available for public use in the library. These are on a first-come basis. Please do not use extension cords and please beware of cords in walkways.