Free Wireless Access!

Free Wireless Internet Access

Both the Archibald and Biane Libraries offer free Wi-Fi using your Wi-Fi enabled laptop computer. Access is provided in all library public areas during open hours.

Once you connect to "RC-CAN" (the Rancho Cucamonga Community Access Network), you may begin surfing the Internet.

Hardware Requirements
You will need a Wi-Fi-compliant 802.11b wireless Ethernet device installed in your laptop or a laptop with built-in WiFi capability.

Software Requirements
- Use a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Netscape.
- Set your TCP client software to obtain addresses automatically from a server.

Troubleshooting Windows systems
If for some reason you do not make an automatic connection to the RC-CAN network, try the following:
- Go to Start, Run and type: CMD. Click OK. A command prompt window will appear.
- Type the following in the command prompt window:

  • ipconfig/all: Displays the full configuration information
  • ipconfig/release: Releases the IP address
  • ipconfig/renew: Renews the IP address

- Try to connect again.

Troubleshooting Apple Macintosh Powerbooks or iBooks 
Your laptop must have the MacTCP Control Panel installed. This control panel comes with recent versions of the system software and should be pre-installed. 

If you have other MacTCP configurations that you would like to save, MacTCP Switcher is a useful utility for storing several set-ups. 

To configure your MacTCP, choose to Connect via Ethernet.

Limitations and Disclaimers 
The Library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within three hundred feet.

Library staff is not able to provide detailed technical assistance and no guarantee can be provided that you will be able to make a wireless connection. 

The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment or for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the Library's network.

For any further questions about the Library's wireless network, please ask at the Information Desk.