The Beginner's Guide to Broadband and Wireless Internet [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Peter Burns
eBook Category: Technology/Science/Reference
eBook Description: If you're lost in cyberspace and need direction, this invaluable handbook includes all the information you'll need to get the most out of broadband. It guides you through the decisions you'll want to make, from choosing the right anti-virus software to setting up a wireless network in your home. Learn how to make the most of your high-speed connection, with chapters on instant messaging, downloading music, making phone calls from your computer and finding the best broadband websites on the net. It's the book everyone with broadband needs next to their PC.
eBook Publisher: Summersdale Self Help/Summersdale Self Help
Fictionwise Release Date: April 2007
Going online used to be about connecting your computer
to your home telephone and dialling in to surf the web.
This is known as dial-up Internet access and although it
will get you online, it?s slow. There are lots of new and
exciting websites and services you can't use with a dialup
connection unless you're prepared to wait and wait
Broadband allows you to surf the web at high speed.
It still uses your telephone line (or cable service), but
squeezes a lot more information down it at much faster
speeds, opening up new ways to communicate and be
Benefits of Broadband
With dial-up Internet you pay as you go. You can also buy
Pay As You Go broadband but more usually it involves
a monthly fee. It still works out less expensive so if you spend over eight hours a month during peak times on the
Internet, you would be better off with broadband.
Talk and Surf
All broadband services allow you to surf the web and chat
on your home phone at the same time.
With dial-up Internet access, switching on your computer
and dialling is a hassle. With broadband, your connection
is always switched on so you can get online instantly
Broadband opens up new and free opportunities to keep
in touch with your friends and family.
Music and Video
Broadband is perfect if you love music or films. Millions
of music tracks are at your fingertips and broadband makes
watching TV and video online a reality.
Broadband allows you to connect to game players
worldwide using your computer or games console. Why
play against the computer when you can play against real
More and more people have several computers in the
home. One in the office, one for the kids, even one in
the kitchen. Broadband lets you hook them all together
without the need for all those wires.
Keeping your computer safe from hackers and viruses
is vitally important. Broadband allows you to download
regular updates to your computer so it?s always safe from