Wireless @ Benson

You can use your own laptop to surf the net while in the library.  Here’s how:

Our access point is named bmlwireless.

Windows XP

Most wireless network adapters that are compatible with Windows XP support what is called “Wireless Zero Configuration Service,” a feature of XP that allows you set up wireless network connections easily. Most likely, your computer will support this feature. To set up wireless access, click Start, then Connect to, then Wireless Network Connection. From the list of available networks, select bmlwireless and click Connect. This will set your preferred network to bmlwireless, and activate your Internet connection. If “Wireless Network” is unavailable from the “Connect to” menu, your specific adapter may not support XP Wireless Zero Configuration, or it is not installed correctly.

Contact your wireless adapter manufacturer for help.

Mac OS 9

Be sure that you have switched your connection to AirPort, and select bmlwireless as the network. Specific instructions are below.

1. Open the Apple menu and go to Control Panels, TCP/IP.
2. Set “Connect via” to Air- Port. Set “Configure” to Using DHCP server.
3. Close the window and save the settings.
4. Click the AirPort icon on the Mac toolbar, and select bmlwireless.

Mac OS X

If you have Mac OS X with Air- Port, then you should be able to simply enable Air- Port and use the Internet. To be sure, set the default network setting by the instructions below.

1. Open the Apple menu and go to System Preferences. Open Network.
2. Set “Configure” to AirPort.
3. On the TCP/IP section, Set “Configure” to Using DHCP server.
4. Set the configuration to AirPort, and click on the Air- Port tab. On the Preferred Network entry, click on the down arrow to view the available wireless networks. Select bmlwireless
5. Close the window and save the settings.