Hi and Welcome to Steve’s Internet and Networking Guide.
In 2011 over 2 billion people where connected to the Internet (Wiki),and over the past 10 years the Internet has become just as important as TV, radio, and the telephone.
Daily internet usage continues to grow and Internet access is vital to our daily lives.
The Home Network,Networking and The Internet
Today’s home and office networks are built around the same protocols and technologies as the Internet.
The home network or home office network forms the hub for your internet connection, allowing all devices to connect together, and to share an Internet connection. See How to Build a home network.
With the growing use of Internet/network enabled devices there will a growing need for almost everyone to have a basic understanding of networking so that they can setup, configure, and use them.
To get you started I’ve created a short basic networking course that will introduce you to the basic networking technologies and how they work on a network.
The Internet is a global communications network built around the technology developed in the 1960s by ARPA (later DARPA) for the United states Government and revolves around TCP/IP protocols.
The Internet is built around the TCP/IPprotocol suite. which consists of many protocols like IP,TCP,HTTP,FTP etc,
In addition services like DNS,DHCP etc have been developed that make networking and using the Internet, and the web easier . See
Connecting To The Internet
How you connect to the Internet will depend on your location and requirements.
The Internet connection and access methods article covers the main connection mechanisms.
You will also need an Internet service provider or ISP. The Choosing an ISP article covers the general points and also the main UK broadband providers.
Future Internet- Smart Everything The Internet of Things (IOT)
The Internet revolution is just beginning.
Today we have the Smart phone tomorrow the smart car and the smart home.
All of these devices will be made Smart by connecting them together with other systems via networks, and the Internet.
Although the existing network infrastructure will continue to be used, the Internet of things is also going to require a new infrastructure consisting of new protocols, hardware and technologies. See IOT Networking Guide for Beginners
About This Site
The aim of this website is to help you understand the basic networking and Internet technologies and services that are currently being used, and that are being developed for the IOT.
Popular Articles and Recommended Reading
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- Understanding Port Forwarding
- Homeplug and Powerline networking for Beginners
If you have any questions please ask
Best Regards Steve