Hardware and Software Requirement for the Internet
Category : 5th Class
One requires the following equipments to connect to the Internet:
The basic requirement to use the Internet is that you must have a computer system with some additional feature? like speakers, headphone, mike, etc. which make it a multimedia computer system. The same telephone line which you use to make calls to your relatives and friends can be used to connect to the Internet. A modem is an instrument that is attached between a computer and a telephone. It allows you to connect and communicate with other computers through the telephone line. (See Figure 5.6.3)
Some additional hardware is needed if you wish to use the Net for a specific purpose. For example, Some need a video adapter card to enjoy animations and video on the Net, a sound card to hear sounds and gaming equipment like joystick to play some games on the Net. (See Figure 5.6.4)
The same telephone line which you use to make calls to your relatives and friends can be used to connect to the Internet. The statement is_________.
(A) True: The same telephone line which you use to make calls to your relatives and friends can be used to connect to the Internet.
The additional hardware needed if you wish to use the Net to enjoy animations and video on the Net is known as ______.
(C) Video adapter card
(D) Sound card
(E) None of these
(C) The additional hardware needed if you wish to use the Net to enjoy animations and video on the Net is known as video adapter card.
(A) Microphone: This is an incorrect option
(B) Joystick: This is an incorrect option
(D) Sound card: This is an incorrect option
(E) None of these: This is an invalid option
Internet connections are given by Internet Service Providers (ISP's). These companies allow you to use the Internet at appropriate charges. An ISP gives us Account name and Password that we can use to connect to the Internet.
Some of the ISP's in India are:
In addition to the hardware, there are two sets of software needed which are essential for the Internet. The first is the basic Internet Access software which is system software necessary for setting up and controlling the connection from the computer's operating system to the Internet. This set of software must be installed and running before using the second set of software, i.e., Internet Application Software, such as Web browsers or Outlook express. A Web browser is a software program that enables you to access and navigate the Internet by viewing Web pages on your computer. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer (IE) are the two browsers most commonly used for viewing the Internet. A browser window has two main parts: a central area where information is displayed and a panel with various buttons and menus. (See Figure 5.6.5)
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