Now that we've looked at the architecture
of the internet, let's see how you might
connect your personal devices to the
inside your house.
Well there are many ways to connect to
the internet, and
most often people connect wirelessly.
Let's look at an example of how you can
connect to the internet.
If you live in a city or a town, you
probably have a coaxial cable for
cable Internet, or a phone line if you
have DSL, running to the outside of
your house, that connects you to the
Internet Service Provider, or ISP.
If you live far out in the country,
you'll more likely have
a dish outside your house, connecting you
wirelessly to your closest ISP, or
you might also use the telephone
Whether a wire comes straight from the
ISP hookup outside your house, or
it travels over radio waves from your
the first stop a wire will make once
inside your house, is at your modem.
A modem is what connects the internet to
your network at home.
A few common residential modems are DSL