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Wireless FAQ

Wireless access is free at all our locations. By using computer and internet services, you will be deemed to have read and agreed to the terms of the Technology Use Policy.

  1. Do I need to pay for access to the wireless network?
  2. Where is wireless access available?
  3. Can I access the Library’s electronic legal resources over the wireless network?
  4. Are there any electrical outlets I can use to plug in my wireless device?
  5. Can staff help me connect to the wireless network?
  6. Are there any other restrictions to the wireless network?
  7. Can I print from my wireless device to the Public Law Library printers?
  8. Is your wireless network secure?

Do I need to pay for access to the wireless network?

Yes. Access to our wireless and charging stations is restricted to weekly pass and Benefit Package Holders. We do not offer free wifi. Local coffee shops, restaurants, and the Public Library all offer free access to wifi.

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Where is wireless access available?

Wireless access is available at all our locations.

  • Chula Vista Courthouse Location
    Wireless access is available throughout.
  • Downtown San Diego
    Wireless access is available throughout.
  • El Cajon Courthouse Location
    Wireless access is available in the conference rooms and the main seating area. Access in the stacks may be limited.
  • North County Location
    Wireless access is available in the main seating area. Access in the Federal Reading Room is limited or unavailable.

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Can I access your electronic legal resources over the wireless network?

Benefit Holders can access some of our electronic legal resources directly from a wireless device by visiting Legal Databases. Links to these resources are also available from our online catalog.

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Are there any electrical outlets I can use to plug in my wireless device?

Benefits include access to electrical outlets on the surface of the reading room tables. We ask that non-Benefit Holders come prepared with a fully charged battery and/or an extra power pack. You can purchase a weekly Wifi/Charging pass for $5 (Week runs Saturday to Friday).

 

Refer to our Technology Use Policy for guidelines, sign up requirements, and prohibited uses of outlets throughout the Library.

 

 

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Can staff help me connect to the wireless network?

You are responsible for configuring your own hardware. Due to the number of wireless devices on the market, it is not possible for us to provide individual support. You may be able to resolve your connectivity issues after reviewing the provided troubleshooting section. The documentation which came with your hardware or the hardware manufacturer’s website may provide helpful information, as well.

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Are there any other restrictions to the wireless network?

Basic internet access is unrestricted. File sharing and use of ports other than 80 or 8080 might be limited.

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Can I print from my wireless device to the Law Library printers?

We do not offer wireless printing services at this time. However, you can transfer information to a USB drive or CD-ROM and print from one of our computers.

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Is your wireless network secure?

No. As with most public wireless “hot spots,” our wireless network is not secure. Information sent over our wireless network is unencrypted and could be intercepted. You accept all risks and responsibilities when accessing the internet over non-secure connections.

We recommend that you disable file and print sharing prior to connecting to the internet over a non-secure network. We also strongly encourage you to have current anti-virus software.

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