Data transmission on the Internet occurs through a packet-switching network. When transmitted, data on the Internet is broken down into smaller packages that are approximately 1500 bytes each.Continue Reading
The packages used for Internet data transfer are formally known as packets. Each packet contains information about the sender's address, the receiver's address, the data's place in the entire message and how the receiving computer can be sure that the data arrived intact. Data transfer on the Internet occurs through fiber-optic cables, radio towers, cell phone towers, 4G towers and satellites. The number of bits transferred each second, or bits per second, is a measurement of the speed at which data transfer occurs on an Internet connection. A broadband connection can reach speeds of up to 2,000 bits per second, or 2 megabits per second.
When someone conducts an Internet search through a WiFi connection, data travels from a router connected to a digital subscriber line, or DSL, that comes in through a phone jack. The search from the browser then goes to the Internet provider's server, which seeks the IP address requested. Mobile phones can also send and receive data from the Internet by accessing 3G and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) towers.Learn more about Internet & Networking
According to Tech-FAQ, some versions of Internet Explorer run slow because of excessive use of add-ons, configured Internet Explorer settings or too much data stored in the history folder. Having large start pages set as the default can also make the browser slow.Full Answer >
The Internet is a network of autonomous computers linked together by wireless, cable or fiber links; devices exchange information over the network through data packets. It is governed by a set of protocols called TCP/IP.Full Answer >
Internet Explorer might keep closing due to corrupted data within the browser itself. It may be cookies copied in the hard disk to make the computer work faster or add-ons that conflict with the browser's ordinary functions. Security software, malware and viruses may also create issues.Full Answer >
The primary providers of Internet services that do not require a phone cable send the Internet signals through the use of cable or fiber optics cables, but Internet data can also be transmitted wirelessly over cell phone networks that are included in most modern cell phone plans. Cable signals are sent along wires with a higher bandwidth than telephone wires, allowing faster connections than phone wires.Full Answer >