WiFi Access In Our Library Plus A Correction On WiFi Access To Ancestry Library Edition From Within Our Library Using Your Laptop, Portable Devices etc.

Hi Everyone!

Oops! Road SignI need to make our readers of this blog that use our library aware of 2 items that pertain to WiFi access from within our library.

One is an update.  One is an “OOOPs” correction on my part.

If you have previously come into our library and set your laptop or portable device WiFi to automatic connection to our library network, please note that our WiFi connection for the general public has changed from “STDL” to “LIBRARY”.  In simple terms this means that your device would have detected a local WiFi network (the library) and in order to have established that connection you would have selected “STDL” as the network connection.  Today, the “STDL” designation no longer exists.  It has been replaced with “LIBRARY”.

You will simply have to reset your automatic WiFi connection on your laptop to this new network identity we are using of “LIBRARY”.  If you do not reset it, your laptop will no longer connect via WiFi within our library because the previous network you used of “STDL” no longer exists.

I think you will easily be able to make this change on your own when you come to our library.  If in doubt, just walk on over to our Computer Assistance (CA) area on the 2nd floor and speak to them about it so you can be sure you are connected to our WiFi when visiting us.

The second item related to WiFi in our library is my “OOOOPs” correction.

It was my previous understanding that if you brought in your laptop or portable device and wanted to use Ancestry Library Edition within the library via the WiFi network we have, access would have been denied.  You would have had to use our own internal computers to access Ancestry Library Edition.

That may have been true in the past at one point, but it is no longer true.

Many of the genealogy researchers I work with here were easily showing me that they were indeed connected to Ancestry Library Edition from within our library with their laptop or portable device over our WiFi network.  Initially, I thought that was a mistake and should not have happened.

However, upon further discussions with our internal staff, I stand corrected.

Yes, you can access Ancestry Library Edition from within our library using your own laptop or portable device over our internal WiFi network!

I am actually very happy to share this corrected information.  It obviously makes your research that much easier being able to connect internally to Ancestry Library Edition using your own device.  You have been able to do that and probably did do that in spite of me telling you that you could not!!  Seeing is believing, and I saw plenty of laptops connected to Ancestry Library Edition over WiFi from within our library.

Enjoy your visits within our location accessing our incredible WiFi network.  Make sure you access us internally by connecting to “LIBRARY” as the network that will be detected by your laptop or portable device.  If you have not been here for a while accessing our WiFi, just be sure you re-establish the connection using “LIBRARY” as the network and NOT “STDL”.

And yes, access Ancestry Library Edition within our library over our WiFi network using your laptop or portable device.

Enjoy.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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One response to “WiFi Access In Our Library Plus A Correction On WiFi Access To Ancestry Library Edition From Within Our Library Using Your Laptop, Portable Devices etc.

  1. thank you Tony I love the blogs keep up the great work!

    Shari Ginsberg

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