Tutorial: Accessing the Internet

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The Internet has revolutionized information usage and dissemination. It has made the global village a reality whereby almost anyone anywhere in the world is reachable if the person has an Internet connection. The most common way to get Internet connectivity is by using the PC, be it at home, in the place of work, the community hall or even a cybercafe.

In this chapter we shall examine some of the more common methods in which a PC can gain access to the Internet.

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Tutorial: Accessing the Internet on Linux
1. The Internet Service Provider (ISP)
2. Dial-up Connectivity
3. Modem Configuration
4. Activating the Modem
5. xDSL Connectivity
6. xDSL Configuration
7. PPoE over Ethernet
8. Activating the xDSL Link

This tutorial is based on the "User Guide to Using the Linux Desktop", originally published by United Nations Development Programmes, Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (UNDP-APDIP). The guide is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/). This material may be reproduced, republished and incorporated into further works provided acknowledgment is given to UNDP-APDIP.
Please note that the screen shots in this tutorial are of Fedora Linux (an open source Linux sponsored by Red Hat). Your screen may look somewhat different.