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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Marsha Collier

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Chapter 2

Connecting to the Internet

Get ready to …

arrow Select an Internet Service Provider

arrow Set Up a Dial-Up Connection

arrow Choose a Broadband Network Option

arrow Connect a Powerline Network

arrow Connect a Wireless Network

arrow Remember These Rules to Stay Safe Online

You’re settled on your computer, and you’re ready to get started with social connections on the web. Before you start checking out sites such as Facebook and Twitter, you need access to the Internet. (Details, details … .) The way to access the Internet is through an Internet service provider, or ISP, such as Earthlink, AT&T, or RoadRunner. If you don’t already belong to one of these, don’t worry; joining is easy, as I describe in this chapter.

ISPs offer two basic types of connections: dial-up (slower, but less expensive) and broadband (faster and pricier). In this chapter, I fill you in on some details to help you decide what’s right for ...

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