Connecting to the Internet

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Ethernet
Ethernet - A set of software and hardware rules or protocols for linking computers
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Network
A computer network - A number of computers linked together to allow them to share resources. Networked computers can share hardware, software and data.
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Wireless
Wireless - A computer network where there is no physical wired connection between sender and receiver, but rather the network is connected by radio waves and/or microwaves to maintain communications
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Powerline
Powerline - Uses existing mains power circuits in a house for data transmission
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Router
Router - Used to connect all the computers in a network to the modem
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LAN
LAN - Covers a small area such as one site or building with internet, eg a school or a college.
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WAN
WAN - Covers a large geographical area. Most WANs are made from several LANs connected together.
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ISP
Internet Service Provider - What company provides your internet connection
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Cable Network
Cable Network - The original method for connecting computers, they provide the speed of the transmission: Basic - up to 10Mb, Fast - up to 100Mb, Gigabit - 1000Mb.
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Wireless network
Wireless Network - A communication technology that makes use of radio waves in order to connect to a local area network. It is also widely used to connect to the internet from a laptop or smart phone whilst out and about.
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A computer network - A number of computers linked together to allow them to share resources. Networked computers can share hardware, software and data.

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Network

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Wireless - A computer network where there is no physical wired connection between sender and receiver, but rather the network is connected by radio waves and/or microwaves to maintain communications

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Powerline - Uses existing mains power circuits in a house for data transmission

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Card 5

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Router - Used to connect all the computers in a network to the modem

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