How Does The Internet Work?

In Shortened Steps.

Step 1.

Computer connects to router (modem) via cable or WIFI.

Step 2.

Router connects to internet by Internet Service Provider (telephone line).

Continuing On....

Step 3.

Computer's browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc...) requests web page via URL.

The Last and Final Step

Step 7.

The browser's request is at the right server, server receives request for URL, sends URL information in packets, computer receives packets, computer creates page in browser.

Extra Facts about The Internet

  • Idea of Internet Created in 1962 by J. C. R. Licklider
  • Went public on August 6, 1991
  • The Internet was created by many people in history, not one person