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How to Access the World Wide Web — Web Browsers

There are two types of browsers: 1. Graphical: Text, images, audio, and video are retrievable through a graphical software program such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. These browsers are ava ilable for both Windows-based and Macintosh computers. Navigation is accomplished by pointing and clicking with a mouse on highlighted …

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Baseband vs. Broadband

A baseband network is one in which the cable or other network medium can carry only a single signal at any one time. A broadband network, on the other hand, can carry multiple signals simultaneously, using a discrete part of the cable’s bandwidth for each signal. As an example of …

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What Is a Network?

At its core, a network is simply two (or more) connected computers. Computers can be connected with cables or telephone lines, or they can connect wirelessly with radio waves, fiber-optic lines, or even infrared signals. When computers are able to communicate, they can work together in a variety of ways: …

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Local Area Network

Soon after the first IBM PCs hit the market in the 1980s and rapidly became accepted as a business tool, the advantages of connecting these small computers became obvious. Rather than supplying every computer with its own printer, a network of computers could share a single printer. When one user needed …

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What Is a Network?

At its core, a network is simply two (or more) connected computers. Computers can be connected with cables or telephone lines, or they can connect wirelessly with radio waves, fiber-optic lines, or even infrared signals. When computers are able to communicate, they can work together in a variety of ways: …

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