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Access and the Use of the Internet

  1. 1. CODE: ICPMM263B Access and use the internet<br />BY SISILIA HOWARD<br />
  2. 2. AGENDA<br />SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS<br />INTERNET CONNECTIONS<br />HOW THE WEB WORKS<br />HOW E-MAIL WORKS<br />
  3. 3. INTERNET SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS<br />IDENTIFYING INSTALLED SOFTWARE<br />Three ways you can do this:<br />Browsing the Start button<br />Browsing the Task bar<br />Use the Control panel<br />SPECIFYING DEFAULT PROGRAM<br />Click Internet to start Internet Explorer<br />Choose Tools, Internet Options.<br />Click Programs tab<br />You will see default programs set for:<br />Editing web page<br />The email program<br />Making an Internet call<br />Or a calendar<br />Click on one of the lists and choose a different program(if available)<br />
  4. 4. INTERNET CONNECTIONS<br /> Determining Existing Connections<br />Setup a Dial-Up Internet Connection<br />Connecting through Internet Explorer<br />Using a Connection<br />Disconnecting<br />
  5. 5. INTERNET CONNECTIONS<br />The information displayed on the screen will vary depending on the Internet Service Provider(ISP) and whether your connection is a dial-up or broadband.<br />SETUP A DIAL-UP INTERNET CONNECTION- REFER TUTORIAL HANDOUT<br />Determining Existing Connections<br />Before we create a new Internet Connection, we will establish whether you have an existing connection.<br />Click on Start and choose Control Panel<br />Click on Network and Internet Connection<br />Select on Internet Options<br />Select the connections tab<br />Existing connections are displayed.<br />Connecting through Internet Explorer<br />You can also connect through Internet Explorer.<br />Choose Tools, Internet Options and click the Connection tab.<br />Click on Setup<br />Follow the instructions on the screen.<br />The information you type in each screen depends on the information you have to hand<br />
  6. 6. INTERNET CONNECTIONS<br />USING A CONNECTION<br />When a connection is available you can use it to dial up.<br />In this exercise we will look at manually connecting. You can also create an automatic connection just by searching for a website.<br />Click Start and choose Control panel<br />Double click on Network Connections: Existing connections are displayed<br />To activate the connection, double click on the network connections icon.<br />Click dial to commence the dial up processes<br />The modem will dial up to the ISP and connect to the Internet.<br />Where is the connection???<br />So you have dialed-up? How do you know that you are online?<br />Look for modem icon on the Taskbar<br />Move the mouse over the modem icon(bytes count will be displayed.<br />This is one way of establishing that a connection is active.<br />DISCONNECTING<br />Right click on the modem icon in the Taskbar<br />Choose disconnect<br />The Action concludes an Internet Connection<br />
  7. 7. HOW THE WEB WORKS<br />To access a website, you first enter its address, called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), in the address box of your browser<br />The http:// indicates that the browser and web server will communicate using Hypertext Transfer Protocol.<br />The www indicates a resource on the World Wide Web.<br />The ynhservices.org called a domain name, identifies which computer, called a web server, host the site.<br />Your web browser sends the request to the appropriate web server on the Internet<br />The web server locates the files, then downloads them to your computer.<br />Your web browser assembles the page on your screen.<br />
  8. 8. HOW EMAIL WORKS<br />Using an email program you compose a message then send it.<br />The message is sent to your Internet service provider’s mail server.<br />The mail server examines the address, deciding how to route the message.<br />The message travels over the Internet, arriving at the mail server of the recipient’s Internet service provider, where it is held in an electronic mailbox.<br />To read the message, Sally logs onto the mail server and retrieves any new messages waiting on the server.<br />The message (and any other new messages) arrives on Sally’s computer.<br />

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