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Internet connections


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Basic overview of types of Internet connections

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Internet connections

  1. 1. Connecting to the Internet By Santisha Newsome
  2. 2. Hardware <ul>Ready to connect to the Internet? Let's do a quick check to make sure you have all the pieces of the puzzle to get “plugged in.” <li>Modem (if connecting outside of a LAN setting)
  3. 3. Telephone/cable line
  4. 4. NOTE: If connecting via a LAN, which is likely in most office/school settings, you will not need an independent data connection. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Software <ul>Got everything on your hardware list checked off? Let's make sure we've got the “green light” on the software front. <li>Operating system
  6. 6. Connection software
  7. 7. NOTE: These items should be included in the standard install of your PC. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Connection Options
  9. 9. Cable/Satellite <ul>Your computer is connected to the Internet via the same cable that carries your TV signal. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cable leave a wall outlet and connect to a modem, which has an outgoing cable connecting to your computer
  10. 10. (Note: Your computer will also need an Ethernet card, which is standard on most computers purchased in today's society.) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) <ul>An ISDN is a type of digital phone line that can transmit data many times faster than a traditional modem and phone line. This type of connection is more common in a commercial setting and is likely routed through a server to facilitate access by multiple devices . </ul>
  12. 12. Wireless/Mobile Access <ul>Advances in technology have made it possible to access the Internet in many wireless capacities, including via mobile phones and PDA devices. Such devices access the web via their cellular provider's network and are able to access much of the content available via any of the connection discussed thus far. Wireless access also allows laptop PCs to connect to the Internet with greater flexibility as there is no need to be connected via wired access. </ul>
  13. 13. Web Browser <ul>Once you have established a connection to the Internet, you'll need a web browser in order to view much of the content on the web. With several options available, the choice is more a matter of preference. Some of the most commonly used browsers are: <li>Internet Explorer
  14. 14. Firefox
  15. 15. Safari
  16. 16. Google Chrome
  17. 17. Opera
  18. 18. Note: Compatibility may be dependent on your operating system </li></ul>
  19. 19. References <ul>All images obtained from </ul>