When I ask you the question “What is the Internet?”, what comes to your mind. Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, YouTube, Facebook, Google, and so on so on…
Many people think that these things are the Internet but in reality, all these things are not the Internet. Instead, Facebook, Google need the Internet to make it accessible from all over the world.
Now you might want to ask me what is the Internet, How does it work, Is it Free, Who is the owner of the Internet, and blah blah blah… questions.
The Internet is a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.”
Let me simplify this definition for you, the Internet is just a network of computers. Suppose currently you have 4 computers and you made the connection between these computers via cable. And now you can send and receive data between these 4 computers, that means this is called the Internet.
This is called a private network, these all things are happening on a small level. But the whole internet is working on the big level, there are millions of computers are connected on the network. If you are using the internet, that means you are also part of the big network of the whole Internet.
Understand via Graphical Representation
If you are still confused about it, let’s try to explain to you via this graphical representation of the Internet, I am just trying to teach you the concept, the real-world scenarios might be a little bit different.
There are six computers (Computer means any electronic device such as mobile, laptop, TV). I made the connection between computers A, B, C, D, and E via wire.
Now I can send and receive data from computer A to computer B, computer D to computer E, and computer E to computer C. It is just like sending a beautiful love emoji to your girlfriend and boyfriend.
But computer F is not in the network, so we can’t be able to either send or receive data from/to this computer. It is just like the “switched off” computer, not only that if your laptop doesn’t have an Internet connection then your laptop is in the F state.
Let’s try to understand in another way,
The above A, B, C, D, E, and F are houses to my example village.
The line shows the connection between houses.
It’s like wire to transfer electricity between houses.
The process of making a connection between houses through the wires is called a network.
This is the example of electricity but do you know the same process applied on the Internet.
Wait wait… The example has not finished yet, there is another house that is out of the network, what is this means.
It means simply a house without electricity. If he needs electricity, he needs to make a connection to the electricity network.
I know you have some confusion and doubts.
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Suppose, ‘F’ is your house.
What you need to do to bring electricity to your house.
Obviously, you need to make a connection from another house or from a direct transmitter.
If this is an Internet network, what you need to do to bring the internet to your home.
Obviously, you need a wifi connection otherwise you need to purchase a mobile data pack.
But actually, we don’t know what is the Internet?
Suppose, ‘E’ is your house, where wifi is connected.
You need to understand it you are connected in the network of the Internet.
If you can talk with your friend in the US from Nepal both of you are in the network of the Internet.
If you are not in the network, you can’t talk and message.
Sometimes people think ‘MB’, ‘GB’ and ‘KB’ are the Internet.
But actually all it is the units to measure the Internet.
Just like the amp, Volt, and Watt to measure electricity.
ISPs invest million dollars to make a network then charge from you according to your usage.
The Wi-Fi and mobile network tower are the doors to enter into the world of the Internet.
The Internet means the network which is made by private companies or government.
Do you know you can also make your own Internet?
But it is an advanced topic.
I hope you have a clear idea about the Internet.
You can also teach your friends the wifi router is not the Internet, it is the door to enter into the network.
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