Wireless Internet

The Campbellsport Public Library offers free wireless internet access 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Campbellsport Public Library provides internet access via an 802.11g wireless access point, which is compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g network cards. If your laptop uses an 802.11a only network card, it will not function.

Most laptops are configured to connect to any available wireless connection using DHCP. In those cases you can simply turn on your laptop, let it automatically find and connect to one of the access points, and begin surfing the web. Users do not need a library card or password to access the signal.

The most common problems occur when the laptop isn’t configured to use DHCP, the laptop is configured to only connect to an incompatible wireless network, or both.

If your laptop is configured to only connect to an incompatible wireless network, you will need to know how to change that yourself or consult the documentation appropriate for your equipment. The name of the access point (the SSID) is cmpl-belkin-1. Again, you may need to consult your documentation for specific instructions with your particular wireless network card.

Beyond providing these instructions, Library staff cannot assist you with configuring your laptop. Even if there was a way to overcome liability issues, the fact is that it would be virtually impossible to keep staff trained to deal with the vast array of laptops, wireless NICs, and operating systems available on the market.


No guarantee is provided that a laptop will be able to make a successful connection.

The Campbellsport Public Library assumes no liability for any loss or damage to the user’s data or equipment or other injury that may occur from the individual’s use of the Library’s internet services.

There are plenty of comfortable places for wireless users to sit in the library to use their electronic devices plus there is access to electrical outlets in the building.

Most users can also connect to the signal in the library parking lot when the Library is closed.