In this post, we tell you how you connect to the Internet? All modern computers and laptops are capable of connecting to the internet, as are many other devices, including mobiles, tablets, e-readers, televisions, and video games consoles.
First of all, we overview about Internet.
What is Internet?
The Internet is a collection of computer networks that connects millions of computers around the world. Internet is a Global Network, which provides users access to the information available throughout the world.
In simple terms, the Internet is any computer linked together. When we use the internet we pass data from computer to computer across a vast network of wires, Fiber Optic Cables (cables that contain thin glass wires that transmit data using light pulses), and satellite links.
Some Terms Related to Internet
You should know that some terms related to the Internet for you connect to the internet.
- WWW: WWW or the World Wide Web is all the resources and users on the Internet that are using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
- Web Page: A single web document. Everything you can see in your browser window at one time (including what you can see by scrolling) makes up one web page.
- Website: A set of Web pages that are logically connected. They usually have a consistent look and feel, and are all related to the same them e.g. www.techfreshguru.com/blog
- Web Browser: The piece of software that runs on your computer and allows you to view web pages. The most common browsers are Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer.
- Home Page: The starting, introductory or welcome page for a website. A person’s own home page is a web page that describes all about them.
- Link, HyperLink: A part of a web page that can be clicked to get somewhere else. Links usually turn up a different color and/or are underlined in your web browser.
- URL: Stand for Uniform Resouce Locator. This is the address of the web page, for example, http://www.techfreshguru.com is the URL of this web page.
- Downloading: Downloading a file means transferring that file from a remote computer to your own computer.
- Bandwidth: It has a technical definition, but it is mostly used to describe how much data you can fit through a single connection at a time and is related to how fast your Internet connection is.
- ISP: Stand for Internet Service Provider. They are companies who provide you with Internet access (for example ETC is the only Internet Service Provider). Usually, you use your telephone connected to a modem to dial-up and connect your computer to your ISP.
We need an ISP to connect to the Internet. Here we tell you more about ISP, what an ISP is and who they are؟
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is basically a company that gives you access to the Internet for a fee. e.g. PTCL, Wateen, Worldcall, Cyber Net, etc.
Some Internet sites have different extensions, given below are the extensions which are being used for different sites.
|1||COM Commercial||pk Pakistan|
|2||EDU Education||ca Canada|
|3||GOV Government||it Italy|
|4||MIL Military||jp Japan|
|5||NET Network||in India|
|6||ORG Organization||au Australia|
Advantages of Internet
There are some advantages given below:
- Send and receive E-mails: You can send and receive electronic mail to or from anyone who also has access to the Internet, anywhere in the world in just seconds. To send and receive an email you will need an email account you can create an email account by visiting our post.
- Participate in Discussion Groups: Thousands of special interest communities, or newsgroups, provide access to Internet-based discussions on topics from astrology to zoology.
- Find and Access Information: You can access information from anywhere around the world. Millions of documents are available from libraries, museums, governments, educational institutions, the media, provide corporations, and individuals, not to mention your favorite music group.
- Retrieve Files: On the Internet, you can access files that contain software programs, graphic images, music, and other types of information, often for free.
- Do your Banking and Shopping: Today many banks have websites that enable you to check your accounts, pay bills and even make investments using the Interent. There are also an ever-increasing number of products and services available for purchase right over the web.
What You Need before You First Visit the Internet!
There are two ways of getting the internet at home. The most popular way is to have your telephone line (also known as a ‘landline’) converted to broadband so that it can carry normal phone calls and internet data at the same time.
However, if you don’t gave a landline or if you want to be able to use the internet when you are out and about, you might prefer mobile internet from one of the mobile network providers. this can be used anywhere there’s a mobile signal but does tend to be slower and more expensive than broadband through a landline.
You will need:
- A computer with a Modem
- Telephone (Land Line / Wireless)
- Internet account from ISP
- Internet browser (Chrome, Opera, etc.)