The kids are grown, now what?: How the Internet Actually Works

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How the Internet Actually Works

With millions of internet users, all of which surf the internet, it is good to understand at a basic level how a WAN (area network) works as it relates to an internet user. The following illustration reflects how computers are networked together to provide the user with the web page requested:

An ethernet, WAN network plays an important part in how computers communicate with each other. Servers, ISPs, your physical computer, ethernet network ... All these things work together to provide the internet user with the data requested. Provided by XO Communications


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