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Chapter 5. Getting Wired for Communication > Getting the Right Equipment

Getting the Right Equipment

To access the Internet, you need certain hardware components. You also need some additional items such as an Internet provider and a way to get connected. Basically, you need the following:

  • A modem

  • An Internet service provider (often abbreviated to ISP)

  • A connection

  • A program for browsing the Internet

  • A program for handling mail


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