[Web4lib] [lita-l] Wireless Network Security

Cary Gordon listuser at chillco.com
Sun Jun 13 10:49:19 EDT 2010

Since your library is small, you might want to consider the Belkin
Play (http://is.gd/cNKkK) router. This device is really fast, can
accommodate up to 50 users, has a guest mode -- separates staff and
guest traffic -- and a "coffee shop" mode that presents a login page.

Best part... $59 at Costco. These aren't perfect, but the price is right.


On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Trista Lumpkin <tristanl13 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am the director of a very small, very rural library. We have a wifi signal
> that we currently have password protected. In lieu of the wifi, we give
> laptop users an ethernet cable to plug into outlets that are throughout the
> library. Unfortunately, I have found that many laptops have security that
> blocks this network from access the internet therefore making it useless. I
> would like to open up our wifi signal for public use. The reason that it is
> not currently open is because previously (before I worked here) they had
> someone logging onto the network and using up all the bandwidth and shutting
> the system down. I would like suggestions and/or advice on how to open the
> wireless network up and maintain the security of our system. We have two
> modems, so I believe we can keep our staff computers unavailable (they are
> on their own modem), but I don't want to compromise our public system
> either. Any and all response are appreciated!! Please email me off line
> tristanl13 at hotmail.com
> Thank you for your time,
> Trista Smith
> Director
> Darby Public Library
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Cary Gordon
The Cherry Hill Company

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