The Internet of Things (IOT ) for Beginners

The Internet is now 20 years old and over 2 billion people are connected to it using computers,smart phones and tablets. The Internet currently connects people to people (P2P) and is now being called Internet Phase 1. The next Phase of the Internet is just beginning, and will connect people to everyday devices (M2P), and everyday devices to each other (M2M).

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Using The Ping Command – Network Testing

The ping command is one of the most often used networking utilities for troubleshooting network problems. You can use the ping command to test the availability of a networking device (usually a computer) on a network. When you ping a device you send that device a short message, which it then sends back (the echo).

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Internet Connection and Access Methods

There are several ways or methods of connecting to the Internet. There are two access methods direct and Indirect and these can be either fixed or mobile. Indirect Access This is most common method used in home and office networks. The device e.g. computer connects to a network using Ethernet or WiFi and the network connects to the Internet using ADSL, cable or fibre. Direct Access This is most common method used when traveling. The device e.g. smart phone connects directly to the Internet using 3G/4G mobile networks or public Wi-Fi.

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