Waupaca Free Wi-Fi

The City of Waupaca, Waupaca Online and Waupaca Area Public Library offer free Wi-Fi in various areas of the City.

Free Wi-Fi Locations:

  • Outdoor Wi-Fi Access
    • Downtown (outdoors) – Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
    • Swan Park Concessions and ball field area – Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
    • South Park – Beach, Upper and Lower Shelter – Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
    • Brainerd’s Bridge Park – Shelter – 
    • Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
    • Lakeman Field ball field area – Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
    • Rotary Riverview Park – Connect to WaupacaFreeWiFi**
  • City Facility Free Access
    • Waupaca Area Public Library – Connect to LibraryGuest
    • Waupaca Recreation Center – Connect to WAUGUEST
    • Waupaca City Hall – Connect to WAUGUEST

(Having trouble connecting? View our Waupaca Free Wi-Fi connection instructions.)

**Please note, this system is setup for general outdoor access.  It is not setup to penetrate into buildings or vehicles. 

Comments, questions, concerns please contact us.  E-Mail wifi@cityofwaupaca.org.

Special Thanks To:

  • Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Smith’s Paca Pub
  • Memaws Toning
  • Waupaca Online
  • City of Waupaca
  • Waupaca Parks & Recreation Department

Waupaca Free Wi-Fi FAQ

Waupaca Free Wi-Fi

How much bandwidth does Waupaca Wi-Fi offer?

Each connection is limited to 1Mbps download speed and 512Kbps upload speed.  This is to ensure all users have a fair amount of speed for their connection.

I cannot connect to Waupaca Free Wi-Fi in my house/business/apartment.

Our network is setup and optimized for an outdoor signal.  It’s primary use is to allow people who are downtown Waupaca access to internet.  If you would like to possibly connect indoors we suggest you position your laptop/tablet near a window.

Is it okay is I replace my home internet service with Waupaca Free Wi-Fi?

No.  The system is setup for general access in the downtown area.  We are not optimized to meet the demands of a home internet connection or to have a strong signal within buildings.  This service is meant as a convenience for visitors in downtown Waupaca.  If you are able to use the service from your residence we will not stop you but if we find any users abusing the system we reserve the right to limit their connection.

What standards do you use?

Waupaca Free Wi-Fi operates in the 2.4ghz range offering a b/g/n connection.

What are your terms and condition? (The fine print)

Terms and Conditions

By using Waupaca Wifi, you hereby expressly acknowledge and agree that there are significant security, privacy and confidentiality risks inherent in accessing or transmitting information through the internet, whether the connection is facilitated through wired or wireless technology. Security issues include, without limitation, interception of transmissions, loss of data, and the introduction or viruses and other programs that can corrupt or damage your computer.

Accordingly, you agree that the City of Waupaca is NOT liable for any interception or transmissions, computer worms or viruses, loss of data, file corruption, hacking or damage to your computer or other devices that result from the transmission or download of information or materials through Waupaca Wifi.

Use of the wireless network is subject to the general restrictions outlined below. If abnormal, illegal, or unauthorized behavior is detected, including heavy consumption of bandwidth, the network provider reserves the right to permanently disconnect the offending device from the wireless network.

Examples of Illegal Uses

The following are representative examples only and do not comprise a comprehensive list of illegal uses:

  1. Spamming and invasion of privacy – Sending of unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet using the Service or using the Service for activities that invade another’s privacy.
  2. Intellectual property right violations – Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or any other proprietary right of any third party.
  3. Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate/circumvent security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information gathering activity.
  4. The transfer of technology, software, or other materials in violation of applicable export laws and regulations.
  5. Export Control Violations
  6. Using the Service in violation of applicable law and regulation, including, but not limited to, advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, pirating software, or making fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services.
  7. Uttering threats;
  8. Distribution of pornographic materials to minors;
  9. and Child pornography.

Examples of Unacceptable Uses

The following are representative examples only and do not comprise a comprehensive list of unacceptable uses:

  1. Waupaca Wifi is designed to provide general internet availability downtown Waupaca and other select public places around the City.  It is not meant to be a replacement for your home internet service.  Users found to be abusing the system may be subject to disconnection.
  2. High bandwidth operations, such as large file transfers and media sharing with peer-to-peer programs (i.e.torrents)
  3. Obscene or indecent speech or materials
  4. Defamatory or abusive language
  5. Using the Service to transmit, post, upload, or otherwise making available defamatory, harassing, abusive, or threatening material or language that encourages bodily harm, destruction of property or harasses another.
  6. Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.
  7. Facilitating a Violation of these Terms of Use
  8. Hacking
  9. Distribution of Internet viruses, Trojan horses, or other destructive activities
  10. Distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the node or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.
  11. Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software product, product, or service that is designed to violate these Terms of Use, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mail-bombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.
  12. The sale, transfer, or rental of the Service to customers, clients or other third parties, either directly or as part of a service or product created for resale.
  13. Seeking information on passwords or data belonging to another user.
  14. Making unauthorized copies of proprietary software, or offering unauthorized copies of proprietary software to others.
  15. Intercepting or examining the content of messages, files or communications in transit on a data network.

The City of Waupaca reserves the right to modify, add, end or ban users to this service at any time. 

Is Waupaca Free Wi-Fi safe?

Our system is safe for general internet activity.  Each device connected is isolated from all other devices meaning your computer cannot “see” another computer and vice versa.  If you are concerned about performing certain activity on our network we would recommend you do that from your secure home internet connection.