The idea of implementing wireless at OCPL was actually brought forward by several of our branch librarians as a result of patron requests.
The first requirement for the OCPL wireless network was that it had to be accessible without a library card.
An additional feature of the wireless network that is provided automatically at OCPL is a Domain Name Server Forwarder.
IS director Gamboa explained, "We wanted to protect the OCPL network itself and, at the same time, protect unsuspecting patrons from possible unscrupulous users.
To accomplish the first goal, we had to choose a system with a firewall that could be configured to block access to the OCPL network.
Unscrupulous people could try to trick patrons into logging on to a rogue access point by calling themselves something similar, such as "Wireless at OCPL.
So we included this precaution in the patron handout about surfing the wireless network at OCPL.