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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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14. Getting Connected

Going Worldwide

In this chapter, you’ll find information about choosing an Internet service provider (ISP), making the connection through a modem or other link, installing and configuring your system, and making your system safe and secure. This chapter tells how to select an Internet connection technology and connect a single computer to the Internet. However, this isn’t your only option. You can take any one of several routes:

Image If your computer is part of an existing local area network (LAN) with Internet access, you can skip this chapter entirely because Internet access comes as part and parcel of your LAN connection. ...

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