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Internet Basics and History
computer basics and history on the internet
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First step you need to connect to the internet
what two kind of connections do you need to have for internet?
DSL or broadband
what are two kinds of Broadband connections?
Cable and Dial-up
whats the difference between broadband and DSL?
what does you ISP connect to?
the World Wide Web Server
What does your ISP need to connect to the WWW?
your IP address
What is between the WWW and the server?
What is in each switch?
Where do switches go to and make?
goes through walls and makes a router which makes it interconnected
what are the two different kinds of network?
LAN and WAN
What is LAN?
LAN is a series of computers located close together LAN local area network
What is WAN?
WAN is a interanet WAN is wide access network
What is a IP address?
An Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem that offers higher bandwidth, and therefore faster transmission speed, than standard modem connections.
a connection that uses a phone line to establish a temporary Internet connection
What is a Browser?
allows you to view web pages
What is HTML
-HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language
-Hypertext means text stored in electronic form with cross-reference links between pages.
-HTML is a Web page definition language for describing how Web pages of text, graphics, and other information are structured, formatted, and linked together.
What is a search engine?
Holds information about pages or sites on the internet. It uses phrases to point you to the website best for you.
What is a URL
a url is what you type in the cp/computer that takes you to the site
What is a web server
Computer that is accessible to outsiders via the internet
What is a firewall
Protects computers form outside forces
The method of communication that allows information to be exchanged across the Internet and across varying platforms that may be accessing or sending information.
TCP is one of the main protocols in TCP/IP networks. Whereas the IP protocol deals only with packets, TCP enables two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data.
Information about a file, such as keywords, descriptions, and copyright information.
a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
a restricted computer network
ARPANET was a military project used for bomb-communication during the missile race with Soviet Russia and during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
File Transfer Protocol- allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
1993- world's first browser
small computer programs left behind on your computer when you visit a website
small distinct units of data that are exchanged between nodes on a network
a software program that displays advertising on your computer
Program placed on a computer without the user's knowledge that secretly collects information about the user
A computing device that connects networks and exchanges data between them.
makes your search easier
an internet radio that is downloadable
A hardware or software application that adds a specific feature to a browser.
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