Now that we've looked at the architecture of the internet, let's see how you mightconnect your personal devices to
the internet inside your house.Well there are many ways to connect to the internet, andmost often people connect wirelessly.
Let's look at an example of how you can connect to the internet.If you live in a city or a town, you probably have a coaxial cable forcable Internet, or a phone line if you have DSL, running to the outside ofyour house, that connects you to the Internet Service Provider, or ISP.If you live far out in the country, you'll more likely havea dish outside your house, connecting you wirelessly to your closest ISP, oryou might also use the telephone system.
Whether a wire comes straight from
the ISP hookup outside your house, orit travels over radio waves from your roof,the first stop a wire will make once inside your house, is at your modem.A modem is what connects the internet to your network at home.A few common residential modems are DSL or