O N N E C T I N G T O TH E
Information in this section may not apply to your computer.
This chapter includes basic information on types of connections, and
getting connected to the Internet. For detailed information, please
Network connections on page
Connecting with a cable
Built-in network feature
The built-in network feature makes it easy for you to connect your
computer to the Internet using a cable.
But first, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) -- usually a phone or cable
company -- will have to go to your home or office to set up Internet
service. The ISP will install a small box, called a router, that will allow
you to connect to the Internet.
Once your router is set up, all you have to do is plug one end of a
network cable into the network port on your computer, and the other
end into a port on your router. (Refer to the image below.) Then, you'll
be ready to get online.
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