Answered By: Darcy Gervasio Last Updated: May 04, 2017 Views: 2609
Yes, there is wifi (wireless internet) in the Library that both guests and Purchase affiliates can use. Both are managed by Campus Technology Services (CTS). There are two wifi networks with the following names:
PurchaseWifi: Students, faculty, and staff should choose the "PurchaseWifi" network. The username is your Purchase email username (firstname.lastname WITHOUT the @purchase) and the password is your Purchase email password. You should only have to enter your username and password once to have access.
PurchaseGuest: Guests and visitors to campus should choose the "PurchaseGuest" network. The password is captaincrunch (all lowercase). The password may change regularly. You can ask a library employee at the Circulation or Reference desks for the current password.
Note that PurchaseGuest network is limited; it enables you to view webpages and use most apps, but not to use high-bandwidth services like Skype, video streaming, etc. On mobile devices, the guest network may also prevent off-campus email accounts from refreshing (such as Gmail or the Mac OS mail app). To get around this, access your email via a web browser, rather than an app or mail client.
For more info, see CTS Knowledge Base page on Purchase Guest Wifi. For troubleshooting or detailed info about specific devices and operating systems, go to the CTS Knowledge Base Wireless Access page.
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