In This Chapter
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.