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Identify and describe the different types of internet /intranet connections which allow people to access and view websites

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Task 2 Identify and describe the different types of internet /intranet connections which allow people to access and view websites Internet connections consists of Dial up connections It is an inexpensive but relatively slow form of internet access in which the client uses a modem to dial the ISP. Dial-up modems normally have a maximum theoretical speed of 56kbps, although in most cases they only reach up to 53kbps. Even though broadband is getting increasingly familiar with households, it is still the dialup that is the most popular form of internet connection ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) an international standard for switched, digital dial-up telephone service for voice and data. ISDN uses 64 Kbps "B" (bearer) channels to carry voice and data. ...read more.


Ethernet is a shared medium, and the individual user's speed will vary depending on how many customers are sending or receiving data on that cable segment at the same time. DSL DSL is an excellent Internet access solution for Small to medium businesses. It is an affordable and easy-to-install way to access the Internet and connect your network to it. This high-speed "always on" service lets you access the Internet over ordinary phone lines at speeds up to 8 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. A DSL modem and an Ethernet card are required for installation. A splitter may also be required. A splitter is a frequency filter that separates the high frequencies used for sending data upstream and receiving downstream data from the low frequency range used for voice. ...read more.


In the U.S., each location requires a license from the FCC to operate. The satellite dish at each location must be precisely positioned to avoid interference with other satellites. Intranet A privately maintained computer network that can be accessed only by authorized persons, especially members or employees of the organization that owns it It may consist of many interlinked local area networks (LAN) and also use leased lines in the Wide Area Network. Typically, an intranet includes connections through one or more gateway computers to the outside Internet. The main purpose of an intranet is to share company information and computing resources among employees. An intranet can also be used to aid working in groups and for teleconferences. Advantages * Cost-Effectiveness * Ease-of-Use * Publishing * Reliability Disadvantages * Significant challenge to maintain * Technological framework can be problematical * Might be more costly than effective ?? ?? ?? ?? N:\Year 2\Sem1\JMF\Task 2.doc Page 1 07/05/2007 ...read more.

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