What are the things needed to Connect to the Internet?

To connect to the Internet you need the following:
i. Computer
ii. Telephone Line
iii. MODEM
iv. Internet Service Provider (ISP)
v. Suitable Software (Web Browser)


MODEM is an acronym for Modulator-De-Modulator. It is a very important device of a data communication system. These devices at the sending end take as input the discrete binary signals from the computer and convert them to continuous analogue signals of sinusoidal form so that they could be transmitted on a voice-transmitting media. MODEm placed at the receiving end does exactly the opposite of it.

Internet Service Provider (ISP):

Internet connection is provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who charges a fee for using the Internet. ISP are companies which have installed very powerful computers and other hardware which can store a lot of information and control the flow of information.
Example: Some of the ISP’s in India are:

    i. BSNL
    ii. MTNL
    iii. Hathway
    iv. ACT Fibernet
    v. Excitel

Web Browser:

A Web browser is software that allows you to easily display web pages and navigate the web. broadly it can be grouped into two basic categories:
i. Text Only Browsers
ii. Graphical Browsers

Text-Only Browsers:

A text-only browser allows you to visit web pages without showing ART, page structure or any Animation. The main advantage of a text-only browser is that it displays web pages very fast as they contain no graphics or images that occupy a large amount of memory.

Graphical Browsers:

To view a complete web page along with multimedia, and hypermedia, we must use some Graphical Browsers. Now, the Most popular Graphical Browsers are:
i. Google Chrome
ii. Mozilla Firefox
iii. Safari (Apple / iOS)
iv. Microsoft Edge