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Chapter 1. Choosing and Connecting to an ISP > Making a Basic Connection

Making a Basic Connection

To connect to the Internet, you need an account with an Internet service provider. After you’re all signed up, you then have to configure your PC, install the appropriate software, and then make the connection. Let’s take a brief tour through all the steps necessary to get you signed up and connected.

Get the Info

When you sign up with an ISP, both you and the ISP have to provide certain information to each other. You provide your name, address, and credit card number, and your ISP provides a variety of semi-technical information, including


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