Pay as You Go Mobile Internet (3G & 4G)

If you only need infrequent access to the Internet then pay as you go  Internet might be the option for you. Most Mobile phone companies offer contacts and pay as you go deals with Internet access over 3G and 4G mobile networks. Note: 4G is still new and not widespread (July 2015).

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Internet and Web Addresses -Beginners Guide

To find a device or service on the Internet you will need to know the address of that device/service. There are two internet addresses that most of you will no doubt already have encountered, they are the: Website address known also as the website url (uniform resource locator). These are the addresses you type into your web browser- e.g. http://www.steves-internet-guide.com Email address e.g. noreply@steves-internet-guide.com

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BT WiFI and BT Fon Network Overview

BT Wi-Fi which was also previously known as BT Fon or BT Openzone is an example of a closed community network. The network consists of BT Broadband customers and other FON members who allow other members access to a portion of their internet connection.

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Internet Speeds Explained

Judging by the amount of searches done for the term “speed test” there seems to be a bit of an obsession with Internet speeds. There are many online test tools that allow you to check your upload and download speeds. In this tutorial I will try to explain how speed tests work and what they are really telling you. We look at.:

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Streaming and Downloading – Beginners Guide

Many of us are choosing to watch TV shows and films direct from the Internet. So much so that Netfilx and Youtube account for approximately 50 percent of Internet traffic in the US. If you watch a film or listen to music on the Internet then the film/music can either be downloaded or streamed to your device

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UK Broadband Providers (ISPs)

To connect to the Internet you need  an ISP ( Internet Service provider). There are 4 main Broadband providers in the UK: BT Broadband Virgin Media EE Sky Broadcasting

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Troubleshooting Home Network and Internet Connection Problems

You will at some time or another experience problems with your Internet connection. Like Can’t connect a particular website Can’t access email Internet Connection appears slow No Internet connection In order to troubleshoot and fix the problem you you will need an understanding of how the devices you are using normally connect to the Internet.

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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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