What is the Internet and how does it work

What is the Internet and how does it work?

The term “Internet” is now an integral part of our lives. The use of the Internet has increased so much in our lives that many people compare the closure of the Internet to the closure of the breath. Many people consider the right to use the internet as a human right.
Let’s find out what is this widely used internet in daily life, how the internet works, internet history, details about the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.

What is the Internet?

Simply put, the Internet is a computer network that connects all the computers in the world. But to put it another way, some computers are connected to each other to form a computer network. In this way, most of the computers in the world are connected to each other, the network of computer networks that we have created is called the Internet, and computers exchange data with each other through an authentic system called IP or Internet Protocol.
This means that if the computer or mobile device we have is connected to this computer network (Internet), we will be able to exchange data with other computers connected to the network through IP or Internet protocol.

How does the Internet work?

As we know, the Internet is a medium for exchanging a wide variety of data and media across a wide range of interconnected devices. The Internet works using packet routing networks, which are connected via Internet Protocol (IP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP). TCP and IP simultaneously ensure that the Internet can be used seamlessly on any device from any centre in the world.
Data is sent through the Internet in the form of packets and messages. Data sent over the Internet is called a message, which is converted into smaller parts or packets before being sent.
These messages and packets travel from one source to another using IP and TCP. IP is basically some system rules that monitor the transmission of data from one computer to another.

History of the Internet

The first idea of ​​the Internet came in 1950 when computer science professor Leonard Krinrock sent a message from his laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) via ARPANET. This message sent by Krinrock was the first information on the Internet.
Although the internet was the best scientific discovery at that time, the usable internet came in the 80’s. The biggest contributor to the advent of the Internet is the IP or Internet Protocol. With the help of this IP, it became easier to connect computer networks like millions of orpanets together and thus its scope began to grow. The name of this interconnection is the Internet. The domain of .com or .org originated in the eighties, resulting in an increase in the number of websites. In 1960, European researcher Tim Barnes Lee invented the WWW or the World Wide Web, and he invented HTTP in 1979. This makes it possible to exchange information online very quickly and this is the key. This is how the internet took its place among us.

Who is the father of the internet?

The father of the Internet is called Vinton Gray Cerf. He was the co-inventor of TCP / IP. He played an important role while working at DARPA. He also created an email platform called MCI Mail while working at MCI.

Internet is a blessing or a curse?

The internet is undoubtedly a blessing for mankind. But many people magnify its harmful aspects.

The benefits of the Internet

Some of the significant benefits of the Internet are:

  • With the help of powerful search engines on the Internet, it is possible to study all kinds of information at home from the reach of any information using the Internet.
  • People who have an interest in the same subject can be found in one place so the solution to any problem is very easy to find on the internet.
  • It is possible to communicate easily through free email service.
  • The platform with messaging, video and audio calling features has made it possible to communicate seamlessly to any part of the world.
  • You can make friends with people from different parts of the world at home through the internet.
  • If you want to know something, you can easily find a solution with the help of Q&A websites.
  • All kinds of news are available on the internet.
  • Learning from the internet can lead to acquiring skills in new fields.

The difficulty of the Internet

In addition to the advantages of the Internet, there are a number of disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages of the Internet are:

  • The internet is full of innumerable misinformation that anyone can post anything on the internet.
  • As a result of internet addiction, many people are reluctant to spend time with their family and friends.
  • Young people are misled by pornography on the Internet.
  • There are many fake websites on the internet through which cunning people steal money.
  • Many people lose their personal information when caught by hackers and fall prey to computer viruses.

Internet speed test

There are many websites and apps to test internet speed. One such website is speedtest.net, which starts the process of measuring the speed of the Internet as soon as you enter it. The speed of the internet and various related information is available on the mentioned website in a few seconds.

Why the internet is off

Occasionally different websites cannot be accessed using our phone or computer. This kind of thing happens for two reasons. One is – the website you want to access is down. This could also happen due to internet problems. In that case, if you enter the isitdownrightnow.com website and enter the link of the site that you can’t access, you will get information about whether the site is down or there is a problem with your internet.

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Verified   October 3, 2021   Tips and Tricks Web

Estiuck Al Regun is an entrepreneur, SOC analyst, artist, and podcaster. He is the Founder & CEO of DataXpie. With awards of more than 15 as of June 2021, he is the leading entrepreneur of Bangladesh according to the World Confederation of Busine...

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