The Kirkland Information Technology Department
is pleased to offer free wireless in most parts of downtown
and Peter Kirk Park
and Marina Park
. We want you to stay connected with us and beyond. It’s easy to connect your wireless-enabled laptop by simply setting your network ID (SSID) to KirkWiFi.
This is a free and open network, which means it is not secure. It is not recommended for business transactions that need wireless encryption. This is similar to most networks available in coffee shops or other locations that provide free or low-cost wireless service.
The wireless program is designed to provide access from streets and benches, but any wireless network will penetrate into nearby buildings, depending on what natural interference like trees and walls exist. Since the network is unsecured, it is not recommended that local businesses choose to use this network to replace their regular business connectivity to the Internet.
The speed you experience on the City’s wireless system depends largely on how many people are connected and using it at any given time. The connectivity is shared by all wireless users and can become slower as more users connect and use the network. For normal use like checking email and browsing the Internet, it should be fairly fast - typical pages like news or sports information should load in a few seconds.
Please enjoy your wireless experience and contact us at email@example.com
should you have any questions or concerns.