Introduction to the computers at College By Phil Bowman Use page up and page down keys to view the presentation My life is simple and happy... At home If you have a computer at home, you will probably also have a printer.
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By Phil Bowman
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They may situated anywhere - in the same room, in other buildings, other campuses, or even in other countries.
The other computers provide various services to the computer which you are sitting in front of. They are referred to as “servers”.
All the servers are interconnected by wires, similar to telephone wires. (One of the wires from your computer is the network connection.) The computers and wiring form the university network.
1. A printer server This receives your document, puts it in a queue, and sends it to a printer
2. A File server. A place to save your documents, which is backed up every day.
3. An Internet Server.
This provides the WWW service.
4. An Mail Server.
This provides the Email service. It sends you mail out and
receives your mail from outside.
1. a personal identification code - the “username”.
This is public knowledge
2. a password
This is a secret.
This process is called a login.
This means that you have to type your username and password.
After you finish, you break the connection - you have to logout
You can have the same username for each server
However, your password can be different for each one.
These servers are not in the room where you are working, They are in the main computer area.
Some of the services are listed below.
How do I login and then start up Windows?
You can set your own password which remains permanently valid.
Storage of your private data on N: drive
Typical User somewhere in college
File store server N:
Print server with the print queue
How can I print my work ?
In most open access computer rooms, there is also a printer.
You can work in any room..
Typical User somewhere in college
There are connections from some computers in the university to other organisations in the world.
These computers and their interconnections form the internet”
All the computers are connected to each other via various routes.
In fact it is just like a telephone system.
There are many possible uses:
Sending and receiving personal messages. This is the email system
Sending and receiving speech and video. This is referred to as videoconferencing.
Receiving information from other computers using Netscape. This is the ”World Wide Web” system. It uses the http procedure.
Looking at Newsgroups
There are various other ways to use it, such as ftp - picking up files from known locations, and telnet.
Where can I find the information that I need ?
Now I want to print.
Can I connect my computer to the internet...
To connect your home computer to the internet, you will have think about 3 things.
1. a modem This converts your computers talk to telephone talk
2. a BT telephone line
3. a service provider This is a company which has a connection to the internet
Saving and backup