Broadband Bible (Desktop Edition) by James E. Gaskin

By James E. Gaskin

This publication outlines every little thing humans intend to make the circulate from a dial-up connection to an always-on DSL or cable net connection that's as much as 40 instances swifter than a regular modem connection

Nielsen expected there have been thirty-nine million U.S. houses with broadband entry in April 2003

Gaskin explains to be had broadband suggestions, exhibits the best way to choose the ideal one, describes instant possible choices in and out of constructions, info easy methods to attach a couple of machine to a house broadband connection, and gives information regarding securing your instant network

This new computer version structure presents need-to-know assurance of all issues with regards to broadband domestic networking in an easy-to-use structure that may attract beginners and techies alike

Offers an invaluable customer support FAQ and an internet listing appendix that lists websites for extra utilities, instruments, video games, and extra

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Today I can sit at home and be mercilessly slaughtered by a trigger-happy 10-year-old in Cleveland over the Internet. If you are a gamer, or are the long-suffering parent of a gamer, you are familiar with the excitement and addiction awaiting those new to the world of modern gaming. Gamers push the boundaries of computer technology constantly and buy the newest, fastest, and most expensive hardware on the market. In a time where a complete corporate workstation costs less than $2,000, gamers might spend $3,000 and more on their systems.

In a time where a complete corporate workstation costs less than $2,000, gamers might spend $3,000 and more on their systems. Gamers love broadband connections for two primary reasons. First, downloading takes a fraction of the time it takes with a dial-up connection. Gamers download new games, new modules for older games, and demos of upcoming games constantly. Second, a faster network connection means faster interactive game playing online. If you have a child gamer and you have broadband, you’ll always know where he (perhaps a stereotype, but the gamer is usually male) is.

An example of all that’s good and bad about corporate content providers is AOL. AOL broadband puts streaming video right up front for users. ) Advertisements abound, of course, but music videos and movie trailers work well through AOL when you have a broadband connection. Using AOL broadband also allows multiple members of your family to be online at the same time. You can enforce parental guidelines that restrict your children’s access to mature sites as long as you ensure that your children surf the Web through AOL rather than with Internet Explorer or another browser.

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