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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Chapter 9. Connecting to the Internet

In This Chapter

  • Understanding common Internet connection methods

  • Setting up your Internet connection

  • Connecting to your Internet Service Provider (ISP)

  • Understanding enough TCP/IP to be dangerous

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

—Frank Moore Colby

You may already be connected to the Internet if you’re on a machine that’s connected to a LAN, and you’ve configured the networking during installation. To test whether you have a connection, open a Web browser and try to go to an outside Web site (like www.gnu.org). If it works, you’re up! No need for this chapter. Otherwise, read on.

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