Chapter 2. Getting on the Internet

Unlike radio signals which exist all around you and so can be accessed just by turning on a radio, you cannot access the Internet without a bit of preparation.

Once you understand how Internet connections work, you need to choose an Internet service provider (ISP) that suits your needs. With your account activated, the ISP will send you the information you need to make an Internet connection.

From here, you either set up your network to make the Internet connection, or you use a computer to make the Internet connection directly.

Getting on the Internet

This chapter takes you through the details of each of these steps.

  • Choose an Internet ...

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