How do I access my Internet Account Management System (IAMS) account?
When you enrol at Victoria University you will receive an Active Directory login, use this Active Directory login to access the student computers in the PC labs or other Windows PCs. Once you have logged into Active Directory you will have access to use the internet on computers at VU.
If you do not log in to Active Directory (i.e. in Macintosh laboratories) you will be prompted via a pop-up window to log in prior to accessing the internet.
When can I start using the internet?
You can start using the internet when your enrolment is complete and you have received the details of your Active Directory account.
Do I need to login to use the internet?
Authentication occurs when you log in to Active Directory. You won't need to log in again to use the internet.
How long does my quota last?
Your quota is determined by the amount of information you download from the internet, not by the time you spend on the internet.
What happens if my quota runs out?
If you exceed your monthly quota you can still access the internet. However, your internet speed will be reduced to 64KB per second for the remainder of the month. Your quota will reset at the start of each month.
Can I view how much I have left on my quota?
Yes, you can view your internet usage and available quota by logging into the Internet Account Management System.
Does accessing my student email account count towards my quota?
No. Network traffic received from within the University does not count towards your quota, this includes internal websites such as VU's intranet, lecture notes, library catalogues, VU email, VU Collaborate etc.
Your quota limit will be affected when accessing external email such as Yahoo and Gmail.
Does access to the Library database count towards my quota?
No, library databases are stored locally on Victoria University owned servers, so they do not count towards your quota allocation.
Will my quota be enough for my study purposes?
6GB for undergraduate students and 7.5GB for postgraduate students should be more than enough for academic purposes. If you use your monthly allocation, you will still have internet access, but at lower speed of 64KB per second.
How long will my account last?
Your account will last as long as you are enrolled at the University. Your account will expire when you have completed your studies and your Active Directory Login has been disabled.