Basics of digital technologies: what you should know about Internet


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ABC of Internet. Connecting a computer to the internet using a cable or wifi key.

Objectives&Goals Click to read  

At the end of this module you will be able to:

Learn the basics of digital technologies: being able to use a browser, to connect to the internet and to keep password secure.

Our module includes these units:

  • ABC of the internet. Connecting a computer to the internet using a cable or wifi key
  • Browser and Browsing tools. Some examples
  • Safe Internet Surfing (Brief explanation of social networking) Register on a website

ABC of Internet. Connecting a computer to the internet using a cable or wifi key.Click to read  

Before you start using the internet, you need to know if you are connected or even if you have the possibility to be connected.

Your telephone company can provide you with this service and a technician will install a router directly in your home.

This electronical device is used to connect Internet to your computer.

The two main ways to connect your computer to the router are via WiFi or Ethernet cable.

Via WifiClick to read  

WiFi: All laptops have the option to connect via WiFi.

Go to “Internet settings” and make sure that the WiFi is enabled.

Then click on "View available networks".

A list of possible networks (depending on the number of networks around you) will appear. You should be at least 10 metres away from the router to make sure you see your network listed.

At the bottom of your router, or on a paper or a sticker that came with it, should be the name of your network and a password.

In the list of available networks click on your network and press "Connect", then enter the password.