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Chapter 5. Getting Wired for Communication > Understanding the Internet

Understanding the Internet

The Internet is a network of networks all loosely connected through phone lines or network hookups. You can connect to one network (your service provider) and then gain access to the entire network via a connection (usually a phone line or a cable connection). When connected, you can navigate from one network system to another network; this process is called browsing or surfing.

You don't need to know a lot about the details of how the Internet works or is organized. All you need to worry about is how to set up your connection the first time and then how to get connected thereafter. If you are curious about how the Internet was developed, or if you want more technical details on the Internet, consider reading How to Use the Internet, Eighth Edition (ISBN# 0-7897-2813-3) by Que Publishing.


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