Introduction to Internet, WWW and Web Browsers

Internet is a global communication system that links together thousands of individual networks. It allows exchange of information between two or more computers on a network. Thus internet helps in transfer of messages through mail, chat, video & audio conference, etc. It has become mandatory for day-to-day activities: bills payment, online shopping and surfing, tutoring, working, communicating with peers, etc.

In this topic, we are going to discuss in detail about concepts like basics of computer networks, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), concept of internet, basics of internet architecture, services on internet, World Wide Web and websites, communication on internet, internet services, preparing computer for internet access, ISPs and examples (Broadband/Dialup/Wi-Fi), internet access techniques, web browsing software, popular web browsing software, configuring web browser, search engines, popular search engines/search for content, accessing web browser, using favorites folder, downloading web pages and printing web pages.

Sr.No. Internet, WWW, Web Browsers Concepts & Description
1 Basics of Computer NetworksComputer network is an interconnection between two or more hosts/computers. Different types of networks include LAN, WAN, MAN, etc.
2 Internet ArchitectureInternet is called the network of networks. It is a global communication system that links together thousands of individual networks. Internet architecture is a meta-network, which refers to a congregation of thousands of distinct networks interacting with a common protocol
3 Services on InternetInternet acts as a carrier for numerous diverse services, each with its own distinctive features and purposes.
4 Communication on Internetcommunication can happens through the the Internet by using Email, Internet Relay Chat, Video Conference etc.
5 Preparing Computer for Internet AccessWe shall learn how to use functions and charts in Microsoft Excel Using Formulas like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
6 Internet Access TechniquesA chart is a graphical representation of worksheet data. Charts can make data interesting, attractive and easy to read and evaluate. They can also help you to analyze and compare data.
7 Web Browsing Software“World Wide Web” or simple “Web” is the name given to all the resources of internet. The special software or application program with which you can access web is called “Web Browser”.
8 Configuring Web BrowserSearch Engine is an application that allows you to search for content on the web. It displays multiple web pages based on the content or a word you have typed.
9 Search EnginesSearch Engine is an application that allows you to search for content on the web. It displays multiple web pages based on the content or a word you have typed.
10 Search for the contentSearch Engine helps to search for content on web using the different stages
11 Accessing Web BrowserThere are several ways to access a web page like using URLs, hyperlinks, using navigating tools, search engine, etc.

Summary

This topic summarized the concepts of internet like LAN, WAN, internet architecture, internet services, WWW, communications on the internet, internet service providers, internet access techniques, web browsers, search engines, favourites folder, configuration of web browsers, and downloading & printing web pages.