Searching the Internet

You should check whether you need microfilters in your telephone sockets,as explained in this BT help article. If you do need them, all telephone sockets should have one fitted, not just the one you plug your broadband in to. If all the microfilters are present and you’re still getting slow speeds, contact your broadband provider’s helpdesk.

  • Search engines normally offer you a choice between a UK-only or worldwide search.
  • This will act as a ‘hot link’ for you to explore other material you may not otherwise have found.
  • They’ve tried to counter where their resources don’t have the answer they take help from a third-party search engine.
  • Launched in 2009, they now have a Pro solution designed with pricing for Students and Educators.

For a few people, a mobile connection might outperform a poor broadband connection, but usually locations that get poor broadband also get poor mobile connections. In areas of good 4G mobile phone reception download speeds can reach 20Mbps, but the average is a lot less. Setting up a computer to use a mobile phone’s connection may be more difficult and less reliable than plugging it into a broadband modem. Because of the flexibility of the Internet, the hardware specifications for a computer to be use to connect to the Internet are minimal. The choice of connection and setup will be determined by individual preferences. The local computer store or Internet service provider you choose will help you decide.

The NOT Operator

Chacha.com is a human-guided search engine and was founded in 2006. You can ask anything in its search box and you will be answered in real-time. You can also install its mobile apps on iPhone, iPad and Android.

Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge search engine which does not give list of documents or web pages as search results. Their mission statement is to make all systematic knowledge computable and broadly accessible. Launched in 2009, they now have a Pro solution designed with pricing for Students and Educators. Much as it’s targeted, it’s an awesome tool for the right market. Founded in 1995, Ask.com, previously known as Ask Jeeves. Their key concept was to have search results based on a simple question + answer web format.

These will not prevent access to sites, but will enable you to make an informed decision on whether to visit them. You type relevant ‘keywords’ into a search engine, which then looks for pages throughout the internet that contain those words and thus might hold the answer to your question. Broadband gives you much faster access to the internet, allowing you to download large files quickly, such as video and music. Broadband is constantly connected, so you don’t have to wait for a connection to be made when you want to use the internet.

Search Guides

Use the following link to get contact details for your local library or to book a computer session through Libraries NI website. Note that some search engine only search for exactly the words you enter in the search box and do not offer “stem” or “wildcard” word searching . If in doubt enter both singular and plural, e.g. “airline” and “airlines”. Read the “hints contactyahoomail.com and tips” information for each of the different search engines. You may need to contact your systems administrator or Internet Service Provider to obtain access to these Usenet newsgroups. Alternatively, you can search newsgroup messages by using one of the following web-based search engines which specifically store and index Usenet newsgroup messages.

Accessibility links

Available broadband services can vary across Northern Ireland. A mobile broadband connection can be used anywhere that you get a mobile phone signal, but you need to arrange the service through a mobile broadband provider. When the system is having trouble establishing a stable connection, it’s best to reboot the PC.

Then of course we have the ability to stream movies and music on all of our devices so we can be entertained anywhere we have an Internet connection. Cable companies offer high bandwidth services over existing cable networks. A cable modem can offer a similar speed to ADSL services. If you’re still experiencing difficulty with your wireless connection, contact your internet provider. Sometimes changes in their system negatively impact multiple customers, disrupting the strength of their connection. Once you notify them of the problem, it shouldn’t take them long to get your internet up and running again.