The subject of technology support work can be very complicated. However, it’s best to start with something simple and then move on to more complex tasks as you gain familiarity with the specific terminology and technical terms. That way, if you encounter any trouble during the coursework, you’ll be able to bring up a familiar picture.
For example, one problem area that students tend to encounter is regarding dial-up connections. After all, most students have absolutely no idea what “dialing up” means. For some, the term may have some historical significance, but for others, it may seem quite foreign and not at all familiar.
Dial-up networking is something that happens between a computer and the internet and not your router or home router. Therefore, a PC or laptop that is connected to the internet through a router is considered to be a client and connected to the internet through that router. As such, all that happens is that the router sends packets of data to the computer, which takes care of them.
For those who are familiar with traditional modem connections, the process of connecting the computer to the internet through a router is much simpler. The modem in question sends the actual data packets. The router will then send them back to the PC or laptop and on to the internet.
However, when you make use of a private modem or Ethernet card, you will have to connect to the internet through your router or cable modem. These cards are typically “plug and play” devices and can generally be accessed by any PC that has an Ethernet port. Typically, these cards come with drivers included.
Once you have the Ethernet card installed and ready, you can proceed to the next step. You should plug the card into your PC via its Ethernet port. Next, connect the PC to the router. Once that’s done, you can test your new Ethernet connection by trying to log onto the web.
You will need to know the address of the default gateway of the LAN (local area network) or WAN (wide area network) where you want to access the internet. In this case, the default gateway would be 192.168.1.1.
At the same time, you can configure the gateway so that it points to the internal IP address of your computer. When your computer initiates a connection to the internet, it will pass through the router or LAN first and then through the LAN to reach the internet. Once the connection is established, the gateway will forward the request to the internet.
When you connect to the internet via the router, you can use a routing protocol. This protocol will figure out which direction to send the data on its way. On the other hand, you can use an automatic or progressive routing protocol if you need to redirect some or all of the data in some other way.
Most PCs come with a private modem or Ethernet card already installed. If your computer doesn’t, you can buy an adapter and connect it to your PC via an Ethernet port. Alternatively, you can connect your PC to the local area network that is being connected to the internet.
PC networks are like a network of computers that are all connected to one another via their LAN or WAN ports. You can connect to the internet from virtually anywhere in the world. and still retain a connection even if your computer happens to go down.