Understanding the Very Basics of the Internet Experience
Web Page Address – also known as URL (Uniform Resource Locator). Every single web page on the Internet has its own address so people can find it. An example is http://www.intuitivedesignsllc.com. Each part of the address represents distinct information about the page.
Share Files – making files on your computer available to others on the Internet to download.
World Wide Web – a collection of interlinked documents that exist on the Internet. These hypertext documents (known as web pages) are connected by hyperlinks.
Internet Service Provider (ISP) – a company that provides consumers with a connection to the Internet.
DSL (digital subscriber line) – uses existing telephone lines along with a special (broadband) modem to provide a connection to the Internet.
Wireless methods – the ability to use a wireless-equipped computer to have access to the Internet without the use of a “hard-wired” connection.
Wi-Fi – wireless “hot spots” (areas where a wireless-equipped computer can pick-up a wireless Internet signal).
E-mail (electronic mail) – method of composing, sending, storing and receiving messages via the Internet.