Wireless Troubleshooting Guide
The library's network is open to all visitors but does require a password.
The password is: "gwinnett"
Chances are your wireless card or computer will connect automatically to the "gcpllibrary" wireless signal.
Newer operating systems, like Windows XP, VISTA and 7 or Mac OS/X, are designed to automatically recognize a wireless network signal. Use the instructions below to configure your wireless adapter only if your laptop has been previously configured for another wireless network or if you are using an older operating system or if your computer cannot automatically connect to the "gcpllibrary" wireless signal.
If you are using Windows, you must have "Automatically Detect Settings" selected in IE:
1. In the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2. In the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
3. Check Automatically detect settings.
Please Note: Security and filtering requirements prevent us from opening firewall ports to enable VPN access.
Wireless Not Connecting?
If you are having difficulty connecting to GCPL wireless, you may try the following:
Right-click on My Network Places/Network Neighborhood. Go to Properties. Double-click Wireless Adapter. (Or, simply click on your vendor icon for the wireless adapter in the lower right-hand tool bar.)
Then, follow these five steps:
1. The SSID should be set to "gcpllibrary" (all lowercase letters).
2. A DHCP address will be allocated automatically.
3. The wireless password is: "gwinnett"
4. The network type option should be set to "infrastructure" not "ad hoc" (peer-to-peer).
5. Restart (re-boot) the computer. This is not a requirement with the Windows XP system. You can now open a web browser
1. Select Airport. Close window.
2. Open Internet connect. Turn on Airport.
3. At Network menu, select "gcpllibrary".
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