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Chapter 20. Using Windows NT with the In... > Knowing What You Need to Connect to ...

Knowing What You Need to Connect to the Internet

By this point in the book, Windows NT's Hardware Wizard has installed and configured your modem, or you have done it yourself. You should be using at least a 14.4Kbps modem, which is about as slow as you want to go on the Internet. After you have chosen your Internet provider, you're ready to set up Windows NT to surf the Net.

Now you need to deal with some more Net jargon: SLIP and PPP. SLIP stands for Serial-Line Internet Protocol; PPP means Point-to-Point Protocol. Both are implementations of the TCP/IP Internet protocol over telephone lines. (Unless you access the Net through LAN and Ethernet cabling, you will use telephone lines and SLIP or PPP.)


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