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Connecting to the Internet

Chapter 2 Telecommunications and Networking

direct connectiona computer directly wired to the Net
2 ways to connect to the InternetDirect, Dial - up
LANlocal area network/one office or one building
WANwide area network
modemenables two computers to communicate with each other over ordinary telephone lines
ISPInternet Service Provider
ISPallows you to connect to their host computer via modem and then connect to the net
Online ServicesAOL, Compuserve
loginattach to a network using a unique username and password
computer, modem, high speed telephone lineequipment necessary for dial-up access
What does a modem do?converts digital to analog and analog to digital

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