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How to connect to Collier County Public Library’s Wi-Fi on an iPad

During our cooperation with the Collier County Public Library on Computer classes our Naples Free-Net instructors are often asked, how one connects to the Collier County Public Library’s Wi-Fi system, they provide in all branches. We will  discuss this topic in the “Tablet, Smartphones and Apps” lecture this week, but not everyone who needs this information will be able to make it.  No matter if you are NFN member or a Collier County resident or a visitor in our Paradise, this is for you! If you like what you read, we always appreciate a donation to the Naples Free-Net, your 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, all volunteer community network. Go to Settings: How to connect to Collier Count Public Library's Wi-Fi

Go to “Settings”


Check your Wi-Fi setting. If it’s “Off”, use the slider button to switch it “On”.

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

Ones the Wi-Fi is turned on it will scan the area for broadcasting signals of Wi-Fi networks, and you will see available networks in a list. Those that have a lock next to their name are not public Wi-Fi networks and would need individual access information.

You see “Collier County Public Library in the list. ” Tab on the name to connect.

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

As soon as you iPad establish connection you see a check mark next to the name “Collier Count Public Library”. Now your iPad is connected but you are not done yet.  You will be guided to the next screen:

How to Connect to Library’s Wi-Fi

You still have to accept the Terms of Use of this public service. You accept those Terms by click on the green button: “Connect to the Internet”.

The next screen shows you the Collier County Public Library’s public website and you are done.



Now you can open any of your APPs to go about reading the news, checking emails, visiting Facebook, or writing online.

These instructions in principle are the same for any tablet or smartphone, be it iOS, Android or other mobile operating systems

Feel free to post questions below in the comment section and we will be happy to answer them.


Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Naples Free-Net the Nominations Committee hereby calls for nominations of candidates for election to the Naples Free-Net Board of Directors.
Any member in good standing of the Naples Free-Net may nominate a candidate for the election, after first determining the candidate’s willingness to serve. Candidates need not be members of the Naples Free-Net. Nominations shall be transmitted by electronic mail to: Nominations must include full contact information for the candidate including:

  • Full Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • E-mail address if available

The Nominator must fully identify self in the e-mail with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Nominator’s valid Naples Free-Net account ID

Nominations must be received by midnight Friday, February 7, 2010.

The bylaws of the Naples Free-Net may be found here
The Annual General Meeting will be the evening of March 10th, 2014.
Naples Free-Net Current Board and Org Chart
Naples Free-Net Org-Chart 2014
Org-Chart 2014

Annual Meeting 2014 on March 10th

 Annual Meeting, March 10, 2014  7:00pm

Annual Meeting Notification

The Naples Free-Net Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Fleischman Park Community Center. All NFN members are invited to attend.

The Annual General Meeting includes

  • President’s report,
  • a Treasurer’s report,
  • election of NFN board members, and
  • volunteer recognition ceremonies.

If you plan to attend will you please advise by return email to, as a headcount would be helpful. An agenda will be published closer to the meeting date.


Naples Photography Club starts into 2014

dpi sig meeting January 2014An estimated 120 participants, including 10 new members! The breaking news announced during meeting: Naples Photography Club  DPI-SIG is official host club of next year’s FCCC conference in March 2015.

Every year, members contribute photos to the calendar of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and this year the calendar attracked the attention of a National Geographic Magazine, Kids Edition. Two members participating in the shooting for the calendar of Shy Wolf Sanctuary  will be featured in National Geographic Magazine for Kids.

2014 started with a cloud computing special on Dropbox for file sharing and Google+ and Instagram for social and mobile photo sharing.

The Google+ Event Party Mode enabled photos from the room were uploaded almost in real time.

More in follow-up at DPI-SIG website:

Every 2nd Thursday, the Naples Photography Club, DPI-SIG meets at Edison State College to discuss the latest and greatest photo tools, recaps outings and learns from each other through sharing , collaboration and education.

Video Introduction to all NFN DPI-SIG Club Activities