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Part: IV Upgrading Your Entire System > The Faster the Better: Upgrading Your I...

Chapter 16. The Faster the Better: Upgrading Your Internet Connection

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding broadband Internet

  • Connecting to DSL Internet

  • Connecting to digital cable Internet

  • Connecting to digital satellite Internet

  • Sharing a broadband connection

When most users say they want to speed up their computer system, what they really mean is that they want to speed up their Internet connection. Speeding up your surfing and downloading is the goal, which has nothing to do with how fast your computer is running. Upgrading to more memory or a bigger hard disk—or even buying a new system with a faster microprocessor—will not speed up your Internet sessions.


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