Chapters 2 : Internet and the World Wide Web
Sections 1 : Connecting to the Internet
Dial-up connection have become the most popular type of internet connectivity,
especially for personal home users. A modem is used to to dial a host
computer to access the Internet. Dial-Up connectivity is cheap and does
not require an expensive hardware. The only requiremests are to have a
computer, modem, and telephone line. The telephone line is only required
when the computer is connected to the Internet. There are a couple of
different type of Dial-Up connections.
Depending on the type will determine
the type of access and Internet services you will be able to use.
Command Line access, is the most basic access, where it is mainly
text base access. Dial-Up IP Access permits you to have your
computer be connected directly temporarily to the Internet via
your Internet provider. The connection also allows you to have a
PPP or SLIP connection, which allows you to use most applications
that require the Internet to use. An example is a web broswer.
These type of connections tend to be a bit more expensive then
cammand line access. Commercial Online Service is a type of
connection that provides Internet services and more. Additional
services such as information database, on-line games, file
libraries. The plus of this type of access is it can be accessed
by a number of local access telephone numbers from many cities.
The disadvantage is Commercial Services access has limited access
to the Internet.
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