Public Wireless Internet Access during Meetings
Free Public wireless internet access
during County Board Meetings held in the Lyle Shields Meeting Room at
the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana, IL 61802
was approved by the Champaign County Board on May 24, 2007. Below
is published the Acceptable Use Policy & Disclaimer and frequently
Acceptable Use Policy & Disclaimer
By using Champaign County's wi-fi service and
connecting to this network, you are agreeing that you will not use this
service to violate any applicable law or regulation.
All that is being provided through Champaign
County's wi-fi service is "free" Internet access. Champaign County is
not providing security, support or related services, and all questions
regarding these topics, and whether and how a user should use the
service, should be directed to an "IT" professional familiar with the
user's hardware, software and/or use policies.
By using Champaign County's wi-fi service, you
assume all risks associated with the use of this service, including but
not limited to, any risk to your computer, software or data of being
damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be
transmitted or activated due to use of the service. You should be aware
that the network may be required to disclose data related to the use of
this service if it is served with a legal subpoena or court order. In
order to comply with such subpoena, any and all network traffic may be
captured, monitored and stored at the discretion of Champaign County.
Champaign County shall not be liable for any
special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without
limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or
misuse of this service. By using the free Internet service provided by
Champaign County, you are agreeing to the disclaimer set forth above
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE
CONNECTING TO AN UNSECURED NETWORK. THE WIRELESS NETWORK IS CONFIGURED
FOR OPEN ACCESS. INFORMATION SENT OVER THIS NETWORK MAY BE VISIBLE TO
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost to use the service?
No, this is a free service and there are no
What equipment do I need to use Wi-Fi?
To use the service, your device (laptop, PDA, cell
phone) must be wi-fi enabled. Both PCs and Macs can be used. Using
Champaign County's wi-fi service is similar to connecting with other
wireless Internet services in cafes, office buildings, or other wireless
How do I connect?
In most instances, your wi-fi enabled device will
report available networks within its range. In the Brookens building it
should report network cobdmr1 as being available and open.
Is wi-fi available when meetings are not in
No, electrical power to the wi-fi access point is
cut off when the sound system in the meeting room is turned off.
What about bandwidth and network speed?
Wi-fi service can accommodate basic Internet
browsing, checking and sending e-mails, streaming multi-media,
downloads, and file transfers. In addition, overall connection speed may
be affected by the number of wi-fi users in the meeting room or
What do I do if I'm having trouble using the
If you have tried unsuccessfully to connect to the
Internet, or service has been interrupted and you're unable to
reconnect, you should report the problem to Champaign County by
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org when you have an Internet
connection available whether in the Brookens building or elsewhere.
Please do not ask County Board members for assistance with your wi-fi
connection. County Board members have not been trained to evaluate and
fix Internet-related problems.