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Making Internet Connections

The Internet is a giant computer network linking computers from all over the world. For some users, the Internet is an infrastructure to access public and private networks. For other users, it is the essential bridge for the Web and email. The Internet comprises four essential parts:
  1. computers,
  2. networks,
  3. software, and
  4. users.

Parts of the internet consisting of computers and LAN

The Internet supports a wide range of services that are available to users.
The basic Internet services are:
  1. Electronic mail (email)
  2. World Wide Web (the Web)
  3. Mailing lists and newsgroups
  4. Chat
  5. File Transfer Protocol