Answered By: Rob Scheuering
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2022     Views: 13041

There is wifi (wireless internet) in the Library that both guests and Purchase affiliates can use. Both arewifi logo 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 changes regularly. You can ask a library employee at the Circulation or Reference desks for the current password or text a librarian at 914-873-1711. You may also text GUEST WIFI to 914-873-1711.

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 (including the Guest Wifi password), troubleshooting, and detailed info about specific devices and operating systems, go to CTS Knowledge Base page on Purchase Guest Wifi. You will have to log in with a Purchase username and password.

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