Nowadays, internet is the most widely used platform by educational, business, dating, gospel/jihad body, etc. The importance of internet is uncountable and inexpressible. If you want to know how to connect to the internet or things that are needed to access internet, here, we have got you covered.
To access the internet, there are several tools including software and hardware needed. Are you ready to let’s start now? If so, then let’s.
For one to connect to the internet, the following four hardware/software/firmware must be available.
- Telephone line or ISP.
- Web browser.
Four main things needed to connect to the internet
The explanation of four main things required to connect to the internet are written below one by one. The connection of computer to the internet is carried out with the aid of its installed network interface card (NIC).
You can’t connect to the internet if any one of the four devices needed to connect to the internet is absence. Here are the requirements to connect to the internet in terms of device.
1. Telephone line or ISP:
The first thing which must be needed to connect to the is an ISP.
What is an ISP and how does it work?
An ISP is an acronym that stands for Internet Service Provider. It is an organization/company that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
In Nigeria, an examples of ISP are MTN, Smile network, Glo, etc. As a matter of fact, an ISP can be introduced in various ways; commercial, community-owned, non-profit or otherwise privately owned.
Although, without an ISP, a computer/laptop or phone can be technically connected to the internet but one computer must have an ISP installed.
Here are the ways to get connected to the internet without an ISP:
- Open your device’s hotspot for tethering.
- Find search for the Wi-Fi signal of the device which you want to connect with.
- Then enter the password of the Wi-Fi which you have just found.
- You can also connect via the Wi-Fi USB Dongle (cable).
- This process is known as sharing someone’s or other device’s internet.
Modem is another one of the four main important devices or requirements needed to connect to the internet. It stands for modulator-demodulator. It converts data from a digital format into a format suitable for an analog transmission medium such as telephone or computer.
The main function of Modem as a device needed to connect to internet is simply just to provide you with internet access. Some types of modem have a SIM house where you can insert your SIM card for enabling you to seamlessly use the internet.
However, in terms of connection, we have two types of Modem; wireless and wire/cable modem. A wireless modem is a modem that bypasses the telephone system and connects directly to a wireless network.
Hope you know the definition of computer? It is one of the requirements needed to connect to the internet. Nowadays, computers can be used to perform generic sets of operations known as programs.
For example, when you want to upload or download a file over the internet, you must use computer, laptop or phone.
Read this also: components of computer and their functions.
4. Web browser.
Web browsers are an application software built on any device that can be used to connect to the internet. In other words, web browsers are described as a driver device because it has an ability to take person anywhere on the internet.
The main function of a web browser is to retrieve information from other parts of the web and displays it on your desktop or mobile device. The information on the internet (text, images and video, etc.) are in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, web browsers help to convert them in such a way that visual eye can read easily.
The first web browser ever launched in the world in 1990 is called WorldWideWeb. After that, Mosaic web browser was launched in 1993. Then Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.
Presently, the top best web browsers for smartphone, computer/laptop are:
- Google Chrome.
- Microsoft Edge.
- Apple Safari.
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