Dorchester County Library offers free “Wi-Fi” access.
When you use the Library’s Internet service you are
accepting the Library’s Computer and Internet Service
What do I need to connect to the Library’s wireless
You will need a portable device with wireless
capabilities. A laptop or PDA requires a wireless
network card and must conform to the “802.11b/g”
Where can I connect?
You may connect anywhere in the library except inside
the computer center. Power sources are provided in
designated areas. As a safety precaution, do not extend
power cords across walk ways.
How do I connect to the Library’s wireless access?
The wireless card settings need to point to the
Library's wireless network called dclwireless.
The library’s wireless network is open to all visitors
and does not require a password. When you open your web
browser, the following will display:
After you have read and accepted the Wireless Access
Policy, the following window will appear. Please
MINIMIZE this window until you are ready to log out.
You may not see this window if you have a pop-up blocker
but your connection should not be affected.
How long may I use the wireless network?
There are no time limits.
Are there any restrictions or filtering?
Yes. Use of personal wireless devices to display or
disseminate pornography, sexually explicit or sexually
suggestive material is prohibited.
Can I print from my wireless device?
No. Printing is not available through the wireless
network. You may wish to transfer documents to your
personal email account and use the library’s computers
to print your documents for .20 per page.
What if I cannot connect to the wireless network?
If you receive a “Page Cannot Be Displayed” error
message, verify you are receiving a signal. Make
sure the link quality and signal strength are
The wireless card settings allow a laptop to connect
to the Library's wireless network. Before changing
any settings, see if your laptop automatically
recognizes the dclwireless network. If it does, try
Wireless settings used at home can conflict with
settings needed at the Library. Please make certain
that original settings can be restored before making
Limitations & Disclaimers
There is no guarantee that you will be able to
establish a connection.
The library cannot guarantee the Internet speed or
quality of the connection.
Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure and use is at
your own risk. Virus, security and privacy
protection is your responsibility and are not
The library is not responsible for any damage to
data files, alteration to file systems, or
functionality of your computer resulting from
connecting to the wireless network.
Due to liability issues, library staff cannot
configure laptops or handheld computers or install
any devices or software on wireless devices.
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