Free WiFi

Ocean City Wi-Fi
Frequently Asked Questions

Internet User Policy   

Somerset St. Brochure (.pdf file)

 

 

Q1. Where can I find Ocean City Wi-Fi?
A. OC Wi-Fi is available at 3 locations:

1. Downtown at Somerset St.
2. Northside Park Ballfields at 127th St.
3. Convention Center at 40th St.


Q2. How can I use wireless Internet in Ocean City.
A. Wireless access uses the Wi-Fi standard (also known as IEEE 802.11b or g). Your laptop may have wireless built-in, or you can add a Wi-Fi compatible network card to it. Most users can simply bring their wireless-enabled laptop computer or other wireless device to Somerset St. or Northside Park and turn it on. The computer will automatically recognize the wireless network. If there are multiple wireless networks detected, you will need to select the "OCMDFreePublic" Wi-Fi network to connect to the appropriate access point.  Only the "OCMDFreePublic" Wi-Fi name will work for Public Wi-Fi access.

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Q3. Are there any restrictions on my use of the Internet?
A. Use of the OC Wi-Fi network implies that you agree to abide by the Internet User Policy.
Accessing the Internet over the Wi-Fi implies your acceptance of the Internet User Policy. 

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Q4. Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect?
A. 
The service is open to all users. No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required. There is no guarantee of reliability, performance, or privacy.
 

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Q5. Can the Town of Ocean City help me configure my computer?
A. No, you are responsible for your own equipment. The Town of Ocean City does not take responsibility for any changes you make to your computer's settings and cannot make any guarantee about the compatibility of your equipment with the Wi-Fi network.

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Q6. Is my information safe while using wireless?
A. The OC Wi-Fi network is not secure. Anyone with a wireless card may attach to the network. The OC Wi-Fi does not provide security or confidentiality for your computer or data.  Connecting your computer to the Internet via the Wi-Fi exposes it to the same viruses and other security risks as any Internet connection. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer is protected against such threats. You use the Wi-Fi at your own risk.

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Q7. Can I print while using wireless?
A. No. 

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Q8. My email doesn’t work! I can’t send email!
A. The Wi-Fi operates with a limited set of IP protocols.  Our Wi-Fi permits POP3 (110) and SMTP (25).  Your email, e.g. Outlook, may use POP3 to retrieve email and SMTP to send email.  If this is the case you will be able to “get” and "send" your email. 

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Q9. What is the SSID for the Free Wi-Fi?
A. "OCMDFreePublic"

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