is the internet?
Basically the internet is a world
wide network of computers and
phone lines that enable people anywhere in the world to communicate
with one another and access
information on a wide variety of topics. In addition to communication and
information sourcing the internet enables marketing and advertising, which
has major benefits for business people and professionals.
Who can use the
Anyone with access to a computer,
modem and internet provider such as Nornet.
Currently internet users
Students of all ages, families,
children, business people and professionals, politicians, academics and
teachers, researchers, farmers, librarians, athletes, journalists, and the
list goes on.
What is the
internet used for?
The 'net' has many applications, a
few of which include:
- virtual reality
- checking on
forums on all sorts of topics
- chat groups
- global shopping
entertainment and leisure information
- real estate
- industry and
business information sourcing
- travel Bookings
- On line Banking
- CD & Book
and much, much more!
How do I disable
If you have call waiting, you will
need to disable it when you connect to the Internet. If you don't any
incoming telephone calls you get will disconnect you from the internet .
To disable Call Waiting, key
To re enable Call Waiting, key in
What is a
A computer virus is a program
designed to spread itself by first infecting executable files or the
system areas of hard and floppy disks and then making copies of itself.
Viruses usually operate without the knowledge or desire of the computer
Anti Virus software is available
to for 30 day trial or buy. You will also need to regularly update this
software via the internet to ensure you are protect against new
Norton Anti Virus Centre
Mcafee Anti Virus
Is the Internet
The Internet Traffic Report
measures the performance of major Internet routers around the world once
The image below is updated every
hour showing the most recent index as well as an arrow indicating trend
(rising or falling).
Web performance data is summarised
as a consolidated Traffic Index, with zero as the worst possible value and
100 the best. The next time your Internet connection is slow, check here
to see if the problem is local or global. COLOUR
Bad, X=No Response
What is the Y2k problem?
You have been hearing about the
"Year 2000" problem constantly in this year. You will hear a lot
of conflicting information in the process. There is also a good bit of
"end of the world" rhetoric floating around on the Internet.
What should you believe?
How the Year 2000 problem
How fast should
my Modem be?
Modem speeds vary dependant on
many things for a guide on the speed of your modem go to Telstra
If you have any other problems
please do not hesitate to call our help line staff on - 6621 3215.