Information Centre

Welcome to the Internode information centre. Here you will find links to useful information and articles on a range of topics:

  • Learn how to keep your computer secure, and get rid of unwanted virus and spyware programs.
  • Learn about setting up a simple network at home
  • Learn how to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Read our tricks of the trade for keeping on top of email problems

Questions and Answers

Internet Security

How can I protect my computer from viruses and other threats?
How can I avoid loosing my email address when I change ISPs?
How can I delete email *before* I download it?
How can I test my internet connection for security?
I have received an email warning me about a virus, what should I do?
Reducing unwanted email (spam)
Recover your email password from Thunderbird

Spyware, trojans, and other nasties

Background information — what and why?
How does my computer get compromised?
How will I know?
Applications that will help prevent problems
Top tips to keep you safe
How do I fix my computer once it is compromised?
Applications that will detect and fix problems


How do I network two computers?
How do I use it?
How do I spot a crossover cable?

The Virtual Private Network (VPN)

What is a VPN, and why would I want one?
Important VPN security information
Types of VPN
Creating A VPN
When I connect to my office VPN, I can't access the internet. Why?
OK, so I can see the internet, but now my VPN does not work! What went wrong?
Routing and the secret life of a VPN
That all looks horribly complicated, what now?
Adding Routes
Making the route permanent
Houston we have a problem. I am on the same subnet!
What about a worked example?


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