The Attorney Admissions Fund for the Central District of California is funding free access to a wireless internet network for attorneys and trustees doing business with the Bankruptcy Court. Wireless access is available on all courtroom floors in all divisions.
Use of computers in the courtroom is permitted only to the extent that it does not interfere with judicial proceedings or the ability of the public to observe the proceedings. A presiding judge may order the discontinuance of the use of such computers at any time.
The Court cannot provide technical support for the wireless network related to hardware, software or the operating system. Authorized users will be provided with a WEP key needed for access to the wireless network. For additional information contact the CM/ECF Help Desk at (213) 894-2365.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Court's Wireless Network:
1. What is wireless?
Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is an easy way to connect your computers to a network without using wires. Wi-Fi relies on radio frequencies to connect computers and other mobile devices to a broadband connection (DSL, Cable & Satellite) to the internet.
2. How does wireless work?
Wireless networking works like your cordless phone: radio signals transmit data from point A to point B . There are two different types of wireless networks: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN).
3. What are Popular Wireless Standards?
Wi-Fi uses radio technologies to provide fast, secure, reliable wireless connectivity. Some of the popular wireless networking standards includes 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a. These operate in the 2.4 and 5 GHz radio bands. With increasingly faster wireless speeds and wireless operating distances ranging from 300 feet to 11 miles.
4. How do I connect to the Bankruptcy's Wireless network?
Contact the CM/ECF Help Desk for access questions at (213) 894-2365.
5. If there are too many users, will I be blocked from using the wireless network?
You will not be "blocked" from accessing the network because of too many users on the system. However, when many users are on the network you may experience slower connection times.
6. Can I download large files?
The bandwidth available for the wireless internet connection is shared with all others on the network. To show consideration for others' needs, we ask that you not download excessively large files or access streaming audio/video.
7. What do I need to access the Court's wireless network?
You need a laptop computer with a Wireless Network PC Card (802.11b/g). Most new laptops come with an installed wireless card. If you purchase a card for a laptop without a pre-installed card, follow the manufacturer's instructions to install it on your computer.