Volume 1 Issue 1
On to Novell:
Fall, Information Technology has been busy upgrading computers to
Windows 2000. Windows 2000 requires you to log into the network via
Novell. Here are some of the benefits of logging into the network:
Save files to your network
Access shared files on network
Print to network
Log onto lab and multimedia
Access your files from
To set up a Novell account:
You should already have an assigned Novell account. To look up your account information, log on to http://account.tcnj.edu
or call the Help Desk x2660.
Paying the High Fees of Internet Access ?
You can create a Dial-Up connection using the numbers provided by TCNJ to dial into the college and access the internet. If this is a local call, it may save you money on internet service.
Instructions below are for Win 95/98. Similar steps should be followed for Win ME/2000/XP
Dial-Up Phone Numbers -There numbers are local Ewing numbers from Verizon. Combined they can handle a total of 36 simultaneous users. 609-671-9075 or 609-671-1684
Note: The college is unable to provide any assistance beyond these instructions with regard to setting up your computer at home.
Step One: Make a Dial-Up Connection
1. Open ‘My Computer’
2. Open ‘Dial-Up Networking’
3. Open ‘Make New Connection’
4. Enter 'TCNJ' as the name of the computer you are dialing.
5. Select your modem and hit Next.
6. Fill in the Area Code and phone number provided and then Next.
7. Click on Finish.
Step Two: Use the TCNJ connection to dial in to the college
1. Open 'My Computer'
2. Open 'Dial-Up Networking'
3. Open the TCNJ connection. Verify the phone number and click on Connect.
4. The modem will dial into the college and connect.
5. Your username and password will be verified. You will see a box pop up confirming that you are connected to TCNJ.
6. Once you are connected, use your internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape) to access the internet.
When you are finished, remember to disconnect
Keeping your computer and files secure is an important computing issue and unless you take these steps to ensure your computer is secure, your files may not be safe.
Tech Term: What the heck is a 'cookie'?
Cookie: Derived from the UNIX object called magic cookies.
How they work:
time you visit a web page, a message is sent to your web browser by the
site’s server. The browser stores the message in a text file called
cookie.txt. The next time you visit the web page, the browser sends the
message back to the site’s server.
Q: What is the Internet exactly?
Simply put, millions of computers connected together though out the world. The computers communicate with each other by using a protocol, a common language.
Q: What is a browser?
A browser is a software application used to locate and display Web pages. The two most popular browsers are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Q. Is My Online Service the internet?
Not really. Your on-line service
is a gateway to the internet. There are a variety of ways to access the internet.
Q. Where is all the internet’s information stored?
The information found on the internet is stored in files or documents on other computers. (see question one). The Internet itself does not contain information. It is a
slight misstatement to say a document was found on the Internet. It would be more correct to say it was found through or using the Internet.
Q: What is a URL?
URL (uniform resource locator) uniquely identifies what
computer the site, document, file or anything you find on the Web is
stored on. When you click on a link on a Web page, you send a request to
retrieve the unique document identified by that URL. TCNJ's URL is
A Vacation Setting for Email
It has happened to all of us - We send an
email to someone, anxiosly awaiting a reply. After a few days we
call the person to find out he is out for the week! Don't let your
colleagues fall victim to poor email etiquette. Create a vacation
Go to the mail manager website:
and follow the steps below:
1. Click on the link Sieve Filter Manager
2. Log in using your email username and password.
3. Click on the link Set Vacation
4. Change Vacation Active? to Yes (note: this will take effect immediately)
5. In Vacation Text , type in your message. This is the message that will be sent back to your colleagues when they send you an email message. An example of an appropriate message is along these lines: “I will be out of the office until Jan 15, 2002. All email messages received will be read upon my return.
6. Click on the Save Changes button to save your vacation setting.
Click on the Log Out button, to log out of Sieve Filter
When you are back in the office, don’t forget to turn off the
To Turn off the Vacation Setting:
1. Follow Steps 1-4 above.
2. Follow Step 5 above, except change Vacation Active? to No.
3. Follow steps 7—8 to save your change and logout.
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