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Wireless Internet Access

The Federal Practice Committee (“FPC”) of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (“the court”) provides free wireless access to the Internet in the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse in Omaha and the Robert V. Denney Federal Building in Lincoln. The wireless signal is available in the following areas of the buildings:

  • Omaha - all courtrooms, attorney conference rooms, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Office, concourse joint conference room, circuit library, and concourse vending
  • Lincoln - all courtrooms and attorney conference rooms
  • Note: Access may be acquired in other areas of the building but is not guaranteed.

To connect to the wireless network, devices must have a WiFi-compatible network card installed (802.11a/b/g/n). The wireless card should detect the signal immediately. Because some wireless card software may require additional procedures or setting changes, users should consult the device’s user manual or contact the hardware or software provider for additional assistance.

Once the device detects the wireless signal, user should select the Attorney WiFi network; no password is required.

  • Users should be aware that this is a public WiFi connection and there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and associated technology. Neither the court nor the FPC makes any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. No information users consider confidential should be transmitted via this system.
  • By using the system, users agree to be solely responsible for the content of all information they disseminate or receive.
  • Broadcasting or recording judicial proceedings is prohibited.
  • Users should bring fully charged batteries for their wireless devices because electrical outlets may not be readily available in all areas. Users of courthouse electrical power do so at their risk. Neither the court nor the FPC is responsible for any loss, injury, or damage resulting from the use of the courthouse electrical power.
  • Printing is not available via the wireless network.
  • Court personnel will use government devices to verify that the wireless network is functioning properly. However, court personnel will not provide any other technical support of any kind under any circumstance to any user trying to access the wireless network. While court personnel would like to help, they are strictly prohibited from handling or troubleshooting users' personal devices for liability and costs reasons.
  • Neither the court nor the FPC warrants that wireless access to the Internet over the wireless network will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. Internet access at designated areas is provided only as a courtesy and may not always be available.
  • Questions about security, support, or related services and whether or how a user should use the service should be directed to a professional familiar with the user's hardware, software, and use policies. Court personnel cannot provide assistance on these matters.
  • By using the wireless Internet access system, users agree that neither the court nor the FPC will be liable for any costs or damages, special, incidental, or consequential, arising from the use of the system.
  • Neither the court nor the FPC is responsible for any materials, information, products, or services on the Internet. Likewise, neither the court nor the FPC guarantees the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any communication made over the wireless Internet access system.
  • The FPC and the court reserve the right to deny or restrict access to any user who abuses the network, such as by excessive bandwidth consumption or by using the network for any type of activity or purpose the court or the FPC deems to be unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal, or fraudulent. The court also reserves the right to monitor, intercept, and disclose any transmissions over or using the network, and to provide to appropriate authorities user information, use records, and other related information under certain circumstances (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect the interests of the court).