CONNECTION

DIFFERENT WAYS OF SETTING UP AN INTERNET CONNECTION

 

THE INTERNET IS A VERY BIG NETWORK OF COMPUTERS THAT CONNECTS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

 

ANYONE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD CAN JOIN IT AND MAKE WEBSITES, BLOGS AND POST VIDEOS AND PHOTOS.

 

THIS MEANS THAT WE CAN EASILY SEE PLACES AND MEET PEOPLE FROM EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND THAT IS GREAT BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE AND PLACES ARE INTERESTING.

 

BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BAD OR DANGEROUS THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS CAN ALSO USE THE INTERNET.

 

FOR MORE ON INTERNET SAFETY CLICK HERE

 

 

IN ORDER TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET YOU NEED:

 

  1. A COMPUTER, A PAD OR A SMART PHONE
  2. A WEB BROWSER (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE)
  3. A REGISTERED TELEPHONE NUMBER OR INTERNET CONNECTION
  4. A TECHNICIAN TO HELP SET IT UP

 

IN MOST PUBLIC AREAS LIKE CAFES, HOTELS OR MUSEUMS THERE IS A WiFi CONNECTION THAT YOU CAN USE. FOR THIS YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE NETWORK, LIKE THIS-PLACE AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THE PASSWORD LIKE THIS-PLACE123.

 

SETTING UP THE INTERNET ON YOUR PHONE OUTSIDE

THERE ARE ALSO INTERNET CAFES YOU CAN USE IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT USING THE COMPUTER. AND THERE ARE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS YOU CAN VISIT IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE A COMPUTER.

 

YOU CAN ALSO USE THE TOOLS AND FUNCTIONS OFFERED BY YOUR WEB BROWSER IN THE INTERNET TO MAKE THE INFORMATION EASIER TO ACCESS.

 

THERE ARE ALSO SPECIALISED PROGRAMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE COMPUTER. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEM FROM THE INTERNET OR BUY THEM IN A COMPUTER SHOP. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 

THESE PROGRAMS AND TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDE TOOLS FOR HELPING PEOPLE WITH A SPECIAL DISABILITY USE THE INTERNET. LIKE VOICE RECOGNITION SO THAT YOU CAN TELL THE COMPUTER WHAT TO DO WITHOUT USING YOUR HANDS OR EYES.

 

THERE ARE ALSO PROGRAMS YOU CAN USE OFFLINE (WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS) ON YOUR COMPUTER TO READ THE TEXT OUT LOUD, FOR EXAMPLE. 'USING PDF FILES' DESCRIBES THIS FUNCTION.

 

SETTING UP THE INTERNET IN YOUR HOME

 

IF YOU WANT TO SET UP INTERNET FROM HOME YOU CAN USE AN ETHERNET CABLE (A.) OR THE WIRELSESS LAN (WLAN OR WiFi) NETWORK AT THE MODEM (B.) TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.

 

IN MOST PUBLIC AREAS LIKE CAFES, HOTELS OR MUSEUMS THERE IS A WiFi CONNECTION THAT YOU CAN USE. FOR THIS YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE NETWORK, LIKE THIS-PLACE AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THE PASSWORD LIKE THIS-PLACE123.