How The Internet Works - An Introduction

To find out how something works - even something as complicated as the internet - howstuffworks.com is a great place to get started. And, as it should happen, their description of How Internet Infrastructure Works can be found right at that link.

Don't feel like reading that much? Here is a convenient video that can provide some of the same information, in a quick 2 minute presentation. It does not go quite in to the depth that the howstuffworks article does, but cuts to the heart of things:

That is really the first and last thing that you need to know to put the rest of the site in to context. Anything much beyond that would be considered advanced knowledge and would be additional research and these links will help you with that:

Go back to basics
Continue to Advanced Internet History
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