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What is the internet? The Internet is the largest computer network in the world. It is made up of billions of small local area networks or LANS.
It is possible to access almost any information, communicate with anyone else in the world, and do much more.
LANS consist of two of more devices, which are located near one another, maybe in a house or office.
What is the difference between WWW and the internet? World Wide Web is made up of millions of websites, that people visit and use every day with their computers, phones, laptops etc. The internet is the physical global network of all these connected LANS, and the software that allows them to talk to one another.
How did the internet begin? The internet started developing over 50 years ago back in the 1960’s, the time when there was a small amount of computers as they were incredibly expensive and large that they took up a whole room. Mostly university’s and military had access to them. However, in 1969 the ARPnet was born, sending the first ever message from one computer to another.
It was sent from UCLA to Stanford University. The entire message said was LOGAN. Stanford received the first two letters, LO. In 1971, university networks in Hawaii, London and Norway were added to the network. Who owns the LAN? Schools, residents, the government, offices, houses, ETC, may own a LAN. What is a WAN and how are they connected together? WAN is awide area network, the joining together of these LANS around the world, formingthe internet. The largest WAN in existence is the internet.
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