The Internet And How To Access It

The Internet And How To Access It
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According to Wikipedia definition of he internet, The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mailtelephony, and file sharing.

The origins of the Internet date back to research commissioned by the United States federal government in the 1960s to build robust, fault-tolerant communication via computer networks.[1] The primary precursor network, the ARPANET, initially served as a backbone for interconnection of regional academic and military networks in the 1980s. The funding of the National Science Foundation Network as a new backbone in the 1980s, as well as private funding for other commercial extensions, led to worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies, and the merger of many networks.

The internet is growing faster than all other communication technologies. Radio existed for thirty eight years before it had fifty million listeners,and television took thirteen years to reach that mark. The internet cross that line in just four years. In little more than five years,more than one hundred million people were internet users,and the number is exceeding a billion within a very short time.

The internet has a wide range of ISP{internet service providers}. It is a software package that helps you browse the web. The internet indexes over a million websites.

The internet is encouraging communication and collaboration both within and between companies. It also provides channels for the exchange of ideas as well as advancing globalization. It serve as a medium of exchange of goods and services,particularly in Europe and north America,people are selling and buying goods and services through the internet.

Some website which are frequently use to purchase goods are; Amazon, EBay, Walmart,Ubid, Zappo, Alibaba etc Shopify and Popular eCommerce Platform like In Nigeria Jumia, konga, OLX , Jiji, tec
The internet is an extremely large depository of information. It contains billions of pages and information,and to find exactly what you are searching for may be hard. Among the information sources there are many newspaper,social medias from around the world and online encyclopaedias such as encyclopaedia Britainica,although these often cost money to access.
There are various search tools you can use that are freely available at no cost to the user,they are often financed by advertising or sponsorship. Those widely use are;
*Google [] *Altavista [] *Wikipedia [] *Yahoo [] Many people go straight to a search engine such as google or altavista. For example suppose that you want to find out some information about all the new technologies,and knowing that japan produces most of the new technologies,you type in the key word ‘Japan technologies’ into the search box,and click on the search button. The result would be probably a very long list of entries related to the word or words typed. Sometimes hundreds or even thousands of different pages may be listed on your screen.

When this happens,you can do one of two things you click on the items listed that seem most promising and find what they can offer. Some search engines have a box to click on. This will target the page which can be most likely to be helpful to you. Alternatively,you can also be more specific about what you are looking for. For example,by typing into the search box`latest technologies’.
For many people that most important function of the internet is sending and receiving Electronic mail(E-mail) or chatting on social medias. The Email is a program which sends messages and data to other people by means of computer connected together in a network. Email is now revolutionizing personal communications and business transactions. The Email is an affordable basic communication service.

You can sit at a computer and send a message almost or instantly to anyone,anywhere and anytime through out the world increasingly,even the telephone is not really needed because the connection between the modem in a computer and the service provider(located somewhere in the town or city)is wireless. You also need an Email address before you can send mails and this you can get free from Hotmail,Yahoo or google,and many others.
Most people prefer chatting because they will meet some famous celebrities and old friends.
The internet increases everyday and it also make us gain more knowledge of things especially the one’s happening around us and for some people it makes their work more easier both understanding it and how to carry out their jobs.


Some people mostly in local areas has heard of the internet and don’t know how to gain access to it.
To access the internet often referred to as the `net’ is very easy. You can access it through your smartphone,iPhone,computer and Android phones. However,the rapid development of technology has made it possible to access the internet through LED television.

When using a computer you will need a special attachment called a modem. A modem is a device for converting the digital information stored on a machine into audio signal that can be sent down using a telephone line or by wireless. Unlike smartphone or mobile phones it does not have a modem,because it automatically carry out the activities of a modem through wireless connection. Computer these days have an internal modem.

Before accessing the internet with your computer you will also need a software program called a web browser to give you access to the internet. Using the browser you can connect to the internet through an ISP(internet service provider). There are four methods of accessing the internet.

  • Open your browser,you may do this by clicking on the browser icon on your computer desktop screen.
  • Use your browser to log into your internet service provider. Your dial up connection base will appear and you click on`connect’ to initiate your modem.
  • Once connected,enter the target website address eg m.opera into the address box and,
  • Press enter on your keyboard,and wait for the page to load.
  • You can download the image of your PC more quickly with broadband. It,s more faster than a dial-up connection. Now you can spend your free time surfing the web.


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