Mike ushers in a discussion about traditional wide area network connections through dial-up networking. Phased out in most metropolitan areas, dial-up is still relevant and used in many parts of the world for Internet connectivity. Mike describes how the technology works to transmit and translate analog signals over digital lines.
- There are certain objectives … and one of them is dial-up. … and I'll explain to you in a moment, … but first of all let's make sure we know what dial-up is. … Dial-up, best known as Plain Old Telephone Service, POTS, … is the old school telephones. … I'm talking landlines. … I'm taking the phone that you plugged … into a jack in your house … and you paid $15 a month just for the honor … of being able to call your bank … Now there are still people out there … with what we call traditional landlines … and you can still do what I'm about to show you … and that is to take a system that's designed to provide … This is the first generation of the internet folks, … Now even though this is old stuff, … be aware that even the latest version … of every operating system still supports all this stuff, … so it's all still built in. … is that you have to have telephone service. … So this is an old school RJ-11 connector. … Don't confuse that with a much bigger RJ-45, … and you would plug this into your phone …
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- Internet tiers
- How dial-up and broadband connections work
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Classic email protocols
- Setting up a generic VPN
- Typical IoT setups and configurations
- Setting up a new virtual machine (VM)
- Networking with VMs
- Cloud ownership