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City of Peoria Public Library Wireless Connection City of Peoria Public Library Wireless Connection

Free Wireless Internet Access from your Laptop
The City of Peoria offers high speed wireless connectivity at the Main Library and the Sunrise Mountain Library. Getting online is quick and simple. All you need is a wireless enabled laptop computer, tablet or smart phone. All visitors may use PPL's network free of charge. No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords required. However, you must abide by the City of Peoria Internet Policy to connect.
Read the City of Peoria Internet Policy

Follow the following steps to connect:

  1. Open your device's available wireless listing.
  2. Choose the 'peoriapublic' network and select .connect'.
  3. Your device's browser should open to the City of Peoria's Wireless/Internet policy acceptance screen. Click the 'Agree' button and you will be connected to the wireless network.
    • If the Internet Policy Acceptance Screen does come up, open a browser and go to peoriaaz.gov. This should trigger the acceptance screen. If it does not, contact the library's reference desk for assistance.

Limitations and Disclosures
Users of the free wifi are subject to the City of Peoria's website filtering policy. Some sites cannot be accessed via the wireless.
See the City of Peoria Internet Policy for more information.

The library does not guarantee the safety of your traffic across the Peoria wireless network. The library assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security of files or transactions on your device resulting from a connection to the wirelss network. Information sent to or from your device can be captured by anyone with a wireless device and appropriate software.

Technical Assistance
The PPL is not able to provide technical assistance to users and cannot guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection. If you need assistance, contact the manufacturer of your laptop or software. Some helpful hints may be found on the library's WiFi Frequently Asked Questions found below. The library is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings.

Funding
Funding for this project is provided through a Library Services and Technology Grant administered by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

WiFi FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I can't get a WiFi signal, but the person next to me can.
Not all wireless cards are the same. Your card may not be the same quality as your neighbor's.

Will my Macintosh work with the PPL WiFi network?
Yes, as long as it supports 802.11b or 802.11g wireless.

What can I access on the network?
Users can access internet sites (http, https). For security concerns, users cannot access the following internet protocols:

  • FTP/TFTP. File transfers
  • POP2/IMAP: Email clients such as Outlook
  • VPN: Remote network access
  • TeTelnet/SSH: Remote client access

Do I need special software or drivers to connect?
You do not need special software, up to date drivers have remedied connection problems. The drivers included in your card may be old; updates are usually available on your vendor's website.

What are 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, etc.?

  • 802.11a (aka WiFi5) - Theorhetical speeds up to 54 Mbps (with a fallback to 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps) in the 5 GHz band. Not compatible with 802.11b.
  • 802.11 (aka WiFi) - Theoretical speeds up to 11Mbps (with fallback to 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band, the most popular standard. The majority of WiFi HotSpot locations and equipment utilize this.
  • 802.11g - Theoretical speeds up to 54 Mbps (with fallback to 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band, extremely fast AND compatible with 802.11b.

What do all the acronyms mean?

  • AP - Access Point
  • ISP - Internet Service Provider
  • SSID - Security Set Identifier
  • VPN - Virtural Private Network
  • WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
  • WIFI - Wireless Fidelity
  • WISP - Wireless Internet Service Provider
  • WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network