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Connecting from outside Unitec and logging on

You will need:

An internet browser :

  • MS Internet Explorer (version 7 or later).
  • Firefox and other browsers are also acceptable, though some pages may display slightly differently.
    Some databases seem to work better when viewed with Firefox.

A username and password. (Your computer login for students or your staff login.)

If you have difficulties connecting or logging in, contact AskIMS (ph: (09) 815 4321 xtn 8484).


System too slow
Set your browser to enable javascript and accept all cookies. (These may already be set up. They are not vital but your searching will be smoother and faster if they are set up).

I want to use the databases from work, but am having problems
If you are in a company's network and the network is behind a firewall or proxy server, you should contact your company's system administrator for instructions before you change the proxy setting in your browser.

Your ISP must allow you to connect directly to an external proxy browser.
If your ISP DOES NOT ALLOW you to connect directly to sites using your browser then you will not be able to connect to and use the Remote Access Proxy. Contact your ISP's helpdesk.