The internet is a truly global network. It covers every country in the world and has grown to be larger than expected, at least by its creators’ estimates
The visualization below shows you how much of our planet’s surface falls under this virtual umbilicus for online communication: Over 2 billion people are connected through it!
You’ve never seen anything like it. You are looking at a map of the Internet! Each dot represents one computer, and they’re all linked together by routers so your route to any destination will pass through many different servers along the way- even though some may be slow or congested where you start out in Figure 1 below left side .
The internet has grown exponentially since its inception 60 years ago—a result largely due to increased access for everyone around world thanks partly because laptops let us work anywhere while using online services like Amazon Prime (not that I’m advertising). The sizeable global community requires an equally massive amount bandwidth; but when things go wrong with these networks -i e cables getting pulled down-, there can soon become problems connecting users.
Which is large network?
The Wide Area Network is a large, global network that spans over very far distances such as countries and continents. To connect two computers on this type of WAN requires no physical connection between them at all! For example the Internet provides an easy way for people from different parts of our world to communicate with each other using internet technology without having any need for face-to-face contact either electronically or physically.
What is the main computer in a network called?
All of the computers and printers on a network are called nodes. A workstation (or any personal computer) that is connected to this type of system becomes known as a Network WorkStation, or simply just “workstations.”
All hardware in an office setting need not be powerful enough for heavy-duty processing; instead it should only host programs like word processors and email clients: anything less would make them seem very outdated!
How computers are connected to the Internet?
A computer with the right equipment can access the Internet and connect to other computers. A network cable plugged into one end of an NIC, will allow for this connection on both local area networks (LAN) as well as wide area networks like Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections at home versus using dial up modem speeds which were once typical when connecting remotely before broadband came along providing faster download capabilities but slower uploads because having two separate modems was more expensive than just purchasing one device that does it all; plus there are always some restrictions depending upon what kind you choose – such terms include maximum usage hour per month/year (eg., 8 pm – 6 am), bandwidth caps imposed by providers).
What is difference between LAN and WAN?
A local area network (LAN) is a group of interconnected computers and peripheral devices, usually located in close proximity. A wide-area network connects several LANs together over longer distances with lower speeds but higher availability for public use as well as some limited enterprise options available on those types too. The technology has been around since before networks were fast enough to support internet connections! A WAN – often called just “the Internet” by many people nowadays –is designed primarily for communication between networks across large swaths at the speed you want it: from dialup modems that transfer few bits per second up through Gigabit Ethernet technologies currently being deployed into data centers worldwide.
Who owns the web?
No single person or organisation can claim to control the internet. Like how no one individual, company or government lays total claim on it but instead there are many entities that own certain parts of this vast infrastructure-based communication network (global telephone system).