How is it done?


Skype is a FREE video conferencing software and the latest version is easy to use and quick to download. You can download the free software from :

You can also make a call using your PC on any telephone line in the world, but this facility is not free and you need to buy credit, but the calls are at low prices.

IP Address: Every machine on the Internet has a unique identifying number, called an Internet Protocol (IP) Address and is the Internet equivalent of a phone number. IP address is 4 numbers (0 to 255) separated by dots. A typical IP address looks like this:

Your computer's IP address will never be the same as someone else whilst connected to the Internet. If you have a cable modem you have an IP address that never changes unless you disconnect or reset your modem. If you are connected via a DSL connection your IP will change each time you reboot. If you connect via a modem the Internet Service Provider (ISP) automatically assigns a different IP number each time you connect.

The web server needs to know your IP address to display you this page.Currently your IP address on Internet is:


Other people who visit this page see their own IP address and not yours!. This number may change next time you visit this page. You can also find your current IP address by visiting:

Instant Messangers: You need to ask the IP address of the person that you are trying to connect to. You can use Instantly messangers, either Yahoo Messanger or MSN to type in your IP to each other.


To set-up NetMeeting, you need a camera (Web cam) and Microsoft Explorer which you need to install in FULL. The Links shown opposite would take you to Microsoft site for the FREE download.

Once NetMeeting is installed and running on both computers, you need to find the IP address of the computer that you need to connect. The easiest way is to use Yahoo messenger to type each other your IP address that appears above. To connect to the other computer, just type the IP address of that computer on the NetMeeting address box and clock on the call icon.

Please remember that computer sound and video can only be assigned to one programme. If you run Messenger, do not activate the Voice or Web cam otherwise NetMeeting will not have the sound or video.

Install NetMeeting on Windows XP:

Start > Run > type conf.exe in the Open: box and click OK
The NetMeeting installer will open. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Install NetMeeting on Windows Vista:

Note: While it is possible to install this older version of NetMeeting on Windows Vista you will not be able to do application sharing from Windows Vista. You can however view sharing done by someone on a down-level version of Windows.

Step 1 – Download the NetMeeting setup from here

Step 2 – Logon with the Local Administrator account by enabling the administrator account in the compmgmt.msc and using these instructions. The reason for this is the application compatibility shim won’t work on an elevation.

Step 3 – Save the executable to your computer somewhere.

Step 4 – Right click on the file and select "Properties".

Step 5 – Click the "Compatibility" tab.

Step 6 – Put a check in "Run This Program In Compatibility Mode For:".

Step 7– Select Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5).

Step 8– Click "OK".

Step 9– Double click the shortcut and install normally. NetMeeting now works in Vista.

Remote Control PCs over Internet

Team Viewer (Free Download) establishes connections to any PC all around the world within just a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.


VNC (Free Download) stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.

Net Meeting has also remote control capabilities. This is acheived by file sharing of the the 'Explore' programme. Any application opened by the explorer would then be shared and the information could be viewed and altered using the remote computer's keyboard and mouse.

The old version of VNC (3.3.3)