Internet Cafes Key Terms
Learn the lingo of Internet cafes to run a successful businessInternet cafes sprung up to answer a need for people to connect to the Internet no matter where they happen to be and whether they own a laptop or not. Learn what the terms mean and successfully begin your Internet cafe business.
Find out what pre-paid surf cards are as well as finding all the different names for wireless Internet or WiFi. Become knowledgeable in the Internet cafe arena and open the doors to the Internet.
Pre-paid surf cardsPre-paid surf cards work on the same concept as a pre-paid cell phone. An Internet cafe can sell pre-paid cards to their customers and the customer can use the card any time he visits the cafe.
HotspotHotspot is another named for WiFi or wireless Internet. The name was coined because of the popularity of Internet cafes.
Gateway connectionGateway connection means how you will allow your customers to connect to the Internet. The gateway connection is an encrypted secure connection that routes your customers to the Internet without need of a router or cables.
Content filtering softwareContent filtering software allows an Internet cafe to monitor their computers. If the cafe does not allow porn, for example, porn sites are blocked and customers will not be able to access this type of site.
24 Port switchInternet cafes use 24 port switches to hook up the computers to routers. Many Internet cafes offer both wired and wireless Internet and use the 24 port switches to hook up their own computers to the Internet via a secure gateway. They may also provide wireless service to customers who bring their own laptops.
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