FAQ

General

question 1

What is the Intranet?

An Intranet is a local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software.

question 2

Who access the Intranet?

All Western Pacific University staff and students who have a WPU email account can access the WPU Intranet. As staff, you can use the Intranet to communicate with colleagues within your department, colleagues in other departments, and your students. As a student, you can use the intranet to communicate with other students, with group members, with lecturers and with staff members who have a WPU email account.

question 3

Where can I access the Intranet?

You can access the WPU Intranet anywhere in the country and in the world as long as you:

  • can access the WPU website
  • have data and stable internet connectivity
  • have a WPU email account
  • are a staff member or student of Western Pacific University
question 4

When can I access the Intranet?

The WPU Intranet can be accessed at any time. 

question 5

How do I access the Intranet?

The WPU Intranet can be accessed via the WPU website. Using your WPU email account, you log in with your username and password.

question 6

Where can I get assistance if I need it?

 

The WPU Intranet has a helpdesk that is available to all users. You can email your enquiries or comments to admin@wpu.ac.pg

ICT Terms & Definitions

Terms & Definitions

Access Point – A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network.

Anti-Virus Program – Programs capable of detecting, removing, and protecting against various forms of malicious code or malware, including viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and adware.

Back-end – Back-end refers to the part of an application that performs an essential task not apparent to the user.

Bandwidth – A measurement of the amount of data that can be transmitted over a network at any given time. The higher the network’s bandwidth, the greater the volume of data that can be transmitted.

Cookie – A piece of code or data created by a web server and stored on a user’s computer. It is used to keep track of the user’s usage patterns and preferences.

Terms & Definition 2

Cybercrime – is any type of illegal activity that is undertaken (or relies heavily) on a computer. There are thousands of types of cybercrime, including network intrusions, identity theft and the spreading of computer viruses.

Cybersecurity-  refers to measures designed to protect your computer, device or network from cybercrime. This involves preventing unintended and unauthorized access, change and damage.

Database – A collection of information organized so that a computer application can quickly access selected information; it can be thought of as an electronic filing system.

Data Center – is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

Encryption – is the process of converting electronic data to an unrecognizable or encrypted form, one that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized parties.

E-mail – Electronic mail; the exchange of messages between users who have access to either the same system or who are connected via a network (often the Internet).

Terms & Definition 3

Firewall – A method of preventing unauthorized access to or from a particular network; firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or both.

HTML – HyperText Markup Language; a language used for creating web pages. Various instructions and sets of tags are used to define how the document will look.

HTTP – HyperText Transfer Protocol; a set of instructions that defines how a web server and a browser should interact. Example: When you open a location (e.g., enter a URL) in your browser, what actually happens is an HTTP command is sent to the web server directing it to fetch and return the requested web page.

Internet – A worldwide network based on the TCP/IP protocol that can connect almost any make or model of popular computers from micros to supercomputers. Special programs called “clients” enable users with a network connection to do things like process e-mail or browse web sites using the familiar interface of a desktop computer.

ISP – Internet Service Provider; an organization or company that provides Internet connectivity.

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