Guest Access via Wireless

By , February 16, 2009 10:50 am

Oh frabjous day!! We now have general open Wi-Fi in Irwin Library. The same type of guest access that has been available at Starbucks is now available in Irwin.

If a guest brings a wireless laptop into Irwin, they can click “View Available Wireless Networks” and should automatically see “BU Guest Wireless.” This network requires no username or password and does provide access to the Internet. It does NOT provide access to BUfiles or the databases; instead it asks for EZproxy logon info, just like it does for people off campus. People using the “BU Guest Wireless” network CAN print, but they have to add the printer to their computer. Instructions are at the Reference Desk, but will only be given out upon request.

This will not change most of what goes on in IL119 because database access is usually necessary.

We will still leave the backup instructions (the old way to log on guests) in the binder at the Reference Desk for the time being.

Thanks.
Scott

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