Library Tech Pages
Wireless in the library
Wireless networking is only available to SUNY New Paltz students, faculty, and staff; it requires your New Paltz Computer User's ID
Wireless networking is now available throughout the Library building. You may need to reconnect if you walk with your laptop from one floor to another.
For best connections, find a wireless access point (like in the picture on the right) with few people around it and sit within sight of it.
What you need
You will need a laptop with a wireless network card, but no special software is required.
The library also has laptops available at check out for use while in the library.
Click here to learn about the Library Lending Laptops
Printing is now available for users from their own laptops. Wireless printing is still part of the print quota system and it requires a few steps to set up. Printer 1 is the printer in the library that you need to use when you set it up. We have put the wireless printing setup instructions on a separate page. Follow the link below to access those instructions.
Wireless Printing Setup Page
Connecting to the wireless network
If you have connected to the wireless in the library before, your laptop will recognize our wireless network and you should see a message in the lower right of your screen indicating a successful connection. If it does not connect automatically, open a list of wireless networks and select the one called "SUNY New Paltz" and connect. See Example below. Once you connect, open a web browser and a login page will display. Enter your NPCUID and you will be able to browse the web.
If You Have Never Connected To the Campus Wireless
If you have never connected to the campus wireless connection, you have to open a list of available wireless networks. The library only uses connections that begin with "". You may see other networks; only select ones that start with "SUNY New Paltz".
The procedure to connect is a bit different depending on your wireless connection device in your laptop and what operating system you have on the laptop. You should be generally familiar with how to make a wireless connection on your own laptop.
Here are general connecting instructions.
On Windows PCs, the different procedures for wireless connecting have a few things in common. Here is a very general procedure for connecting for the first time.
- You can access wireless connections through a small Icon by the clock. Or in your computer network preferences.
- These icons typically look like an antenna with waves around it or a PC monitor with waves drawn around it.
- You click on the Icon to bring up a list of available connections or you right click on the icon to choose an option to view available networks or connect to a network.
- Select ""
- When you connect for the first time it generally offers to remember the network or to automatically connect in the future.