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Chapter 12. Connecting to the Internet

12. Connecting to the Internet

After you finish using your computer to write memos, create spreadsheets, and cook books, you can connect to the internet to browse the web, pirate music, flirt with strangers, send email, and chat online. Windows’ New Connection Wizard simplifies internet connections, but realistically, hooking up to the internet can induce stress in even war-weary network administrators.

As an individual, you can’t connect to the internet directly. You must pay a go-between internet service provider (ISP) and rely on it to provide setup information, turn on your service, equip and maintain dependable connections, and help you when things go wrong.


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