Computers, internet and wifi


We want to reduce the digital divide within local communities which allows customers the opportunity to apply to borrow a Chromebook or a tablet from libraries for 12 weeks. Additionally, there will be the offer of digital skills training provided by libraries or Leicester Adult Education. We provide free computing, internet and WiFi facilities to library members. All our libraries have public computers and free WiFi.

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The computers are available up to 15 minutes before the close of the library’s business. If all computers are in use when you visit, you will be entered into a queue. The central library also provides scanning facilities with a charge per page scanned. Visit the Library charges page for further information.

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You don’t have to pay for equipment but you may have to pay for your time online. Hotspots are normally quicker than mobile broadband for browsing and downloading. You can get free Wi-Fi but for the best coverage you’ll have to pay. You might also decide to go for wireless or mobile broadband.

  • NameBench is a program designed to help the user choose the highest DNS servers.
  • As the network increased in popularity and scope, users quickly realised the potential of the network as a tool for sending messages between different ARPANET computers.
  • It can also include putting someone else in jeopardy by publishing names, addresses or phone numbers of someone they know.
  • The advantage of using satellite broadband services is that it can be used anywhere.
  • After the introduction of TCP/IP, ARPANET quickly grew to become a global interconnected network of networks, or ‘Internet’.
  • It can be fibre optics or copper, but is occasionally beamed through satellites and mobile phone networks.

This setup tells the Mac to select one for internet traffic and one for local IP traffic. Furthermore, you need to place the internet-enabled Wi-Fi adapter topmost, so Mac prioritizes it. Aside from using an app or third-party program to enable wireless hotspot routing, these are the only ways to get the job done. All local and mobile libraries have computers with free internet access – you can book half hour or hourly sessions. Contact your local library for more information about this free service. Use the following link to get contact details for your local library or to book a computer session through Libraries NI website.

Discover the internet

Internet access can be provided using different broadband technologies including satellite, cable, telephone wires, wireless or mobile connections. Find out how to get internet access both in the home and outside it. “Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table.” So said the American writer Clay Shirky and he may be right. The World Wide Web was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and it has changed the way we live our lives.