The City of Naperville announced Friday that it has successfully reactivated the Wireless Fidelity (“Wi-Fi”) network that was launched as a pilot program in the downtown area in 2007. Residents and visitors can use the network to obtain information about downtown shops and restaurants and other community-related activities.
The area covered by the Wi-Fi network reaches approximately from Benton Avenue on the north, Chicago Avenue on the south, Central Park on the east and Webster Street on the west. Along Jackson Avenue, coverage extends from Washington Street on the east to West Street on the west.
This network is known as Napernet.
As with any wireless system, the network is open-access and users should take precautions for online security, including turning off file-sharing, establishing a firewall and using anti-virus software.