Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Dial-up connections, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 5: Networking.
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- Back when the internet was young,…we didn't have full-blown infrastructures…with all kinds of really cool connections,…and we depended for the most part on dial-up.…Old school, plain old telephone service…or publicly switched telephone networking…otherwise known as good 'ol telephones.…Telephones did an okay job for fairly low-speed…internet connectivity.…If the internet is a series of tubes,…this is like a cocktail straw.…It's a skinny little tube.…The important thing is, is that in order to connect…to the internet via modem, you needed two things.…
You needed an ISP with a phone number that you could…dial up and connect to, and then you needed a modem.…This old laptop has a modem on it…and it's distinct because it has this old school RJ11 jack.…So I would literally plug into my wall outlet…and then I would plug into my computer here,…and that would make my connection.…Now, just because I was physically connected,…I'd still actually have to get on the phone…and call my internet service provider.…If you bought a dial-up connection back in the old days,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fifth, networking, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers provides an introduction to networking by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. He explains how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards. He also discusses Internet connections, including dial-up, broadband, wireless, and more.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Working with network cables
- Establishing a local area network (LAN)
- Communicating using ping and ipconfig
- Dealing with a DNS
- Configuring routers
- Setting up a wireless network
- Troubleshooting internet connections
- Connecting to a desktop remotely
- Transferring files and selecting file sharing options
Skill Level Beginner
1. Essentials of Networking
2. Local Area Networking
Introduction to TCP/IP15m 4s
Network IDs and subnet mask11m 53s
Dynamic IP addressing9m 59s
Special IP addresses4m 38s
Ping and ipconfig7m 15s
TCP, UDP, and ICMP3m 51s
Port numbers4m 37s
Working with connections6m 24s
Understanding DNS12m 5s
Dealing with DNS8m 19s
Windows naming9m 2s
Configuring routers10m 37s
Advanced router configuration14m 47s
3. Wireless Networking
4. The Internet
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