Some General FAQ on Internet Access:
There are lots of questions in the minds of the general internet users about the process of internet access. They search places where to get relevant answers for their quarries. Sometime the questions make them so confused that they stop using accessing internet without having right knowledge and sometime it also happens that the internet user get into trouble due to lack of proper knowledge of the world of internet.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with their most suitable answers to help the users to overcome their confusions regarding the whole field of internet and the accessibility of internet access.
1. What is the Internet?
The Internet is a global network of interconnected computers, which is accessible to the general public. The whole system is linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies.
2. How does it work?
These unified computers work by conveying data through a special type of packet switching which is known as Internet Protocol (IP). This protocol or IP allows different types of network technologies to be flawlessly interconnected for communication among several of applications. The network technologies vary from local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs).
3. Who runs the Internet?
Like the worldwide networking of telephone, the internet is also not the venture of a single organization rather it runs in collaboration of different types of organization worldwide. Entities like ARPA, NSF, and IETF are jointly supporting the network of internet all across the world.
4. Who gives out Internet addresses and Domain Names?
In order to secure the individuality in a global form in the allocation of names and addresses these are given out by the InterNIC, a central authority in this subject. The InterNIC can hand over sections of the address and name space to other international NICs and Internet Service Providers (ISP). Therefore, one must be registered for an address or domain name with the help of your ISP.
5. What is Internet access?
Internet access is a service provided by an Internet Service Provider or ISP which allows a client to attach their local networks or even a single machine to the ISP’s network, which is then in turn connected to the global network of Internet.
6. What is an Internet address? What is a domain name?
An internet address is a unique number assigned to an internet-attached computer that allows Internet routers to direct data from anywhere in the Internet to any Internet-attached machine.
A domain name is a prearranged alphanumeric label alienated by periods that let the internet services to be represented with English names as an alternative of hard-to-remember numeric addresses.
7. Is the Internet secure?
On a broader view, the internet is not very secure platform nowadays. However, the security of internet depends on individual customers to a large extent. Security options such as encryption and firewalls can be installed to protect the internet access.
So these are some basic questions that come often in the minds of the internet users.