The basic requirements for connecting to the Internet are a computer device, a working Internet line and the right modem for that Internet line. In addition, software programs such as Internet browsers, email clients, Us... More »

A dongle allows users to access the Internet from virtually anywhere by connecting to a telephone network. Internet dongles are powered by the user’s computer and use mobile network signals to connect to a broadband netw... More »

Businesses such as Best Buy, Dunkin Donuts, Barnes and Noble, Whole Foods and Burger King provide free Wi-Fi, but people can also discover a nearby hot spot by looking at an online Wi-Fi database such as WeFi. If no free... More »

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To diagnose Internet connection problems, run the computer's network diagnostic tool, attempt to visit multiple websites, check the router and modem, and connect to the network with another device. Diagnosis can be compl... More »

The Internet connects millions of computer networks together worldwide using a system of standardized protocols, such as TCP/IP. These protocols ensure that all the smaller networks that make up the greater Internet can ... More »

Videos that are being watched on the Internet that begin to buffer can be caused by the network provider, slow Internet speeds, a home network not being up to par and a computer running slow. These problems can cause the... More »

To check your Internet speed, connect your computer directly to the modem or router using a wired connection. Disconnect all other connections to your broadband to increase accuracy. Use a reliable Internet speed testing... More »