The Internet is a world-wide network of computers and smaller networks. Though many individuals think the World Wide Web is synonymous with the Internet, it’s actually one of many services that run on the Internet. Others include email, file sharing software, and communications applications such as Skype.

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No Internet After Reformatting Windows? No Problem

A number of YouTube users replied to my video Find Your Network Settings in Windows XP asking for advice on what to do when you have no Internet after reformatting Windows.  This is almost always as simple as installing the correct Ethernet or wireless driver for your computer.  Your computer should have come with a disk with all of the drivers for your hardware. If you put in an ethernet or wi-fi driver after-the-fact, that should have come with a disk too.

Install the drivers from the disk, and your Internet connection should be available.  if you are using wireless, you may have to configure your network name (SSID) and password.

The World Wide Web

Since I was first exposed to the Internet back in 1995, people have erroneously had a tendency to use the terms Internet and World Wide Web interchangeably. It may take the mind of a true geek to really care about the difference, but the World Wide Web is actually only a small fraction of the Internet.

This article is the first in a series meant to supplement the web design course that I’m currently teaching at SUN Area Career & Technology Center. I will define the Internet and the World Wide Web, talk briefly about their history, and discuss a few of the web’s defining features.

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The Basics, Part 1: What’s a web browser?

Though the web browser is probably the single most frequently used software application on any individual’s computer, few people know how to describe it. This article will explain what a web browser is, what it does, and how to choose the best one to fit your needs. Read more