What Is Fast Speed Internet?

What is fast speed internet? Well, it’s the one thing that everyone wished they had, that is for sure. Fast internet makes a lot of things very possible, including giving you more access to media and better upload speeds. Internet is given to use through the use of different technological devices, and this largely determines the speed of your connection. The speed itself has everything to do with how fast your upload and download speed is. This is determined by Ping tests. A ping test can be run off any website. A good ping time for upload and download speed is anywhere from 50mbps for upload and 25mbps for download. Anything more than that is of course considered very fast. When you are investigating where to get your internet connection from, you should look at the upload and download speed that your internet provider is offering you and also the coverage in your area. The faster the speeds, the faster your internet.

When you go and get your internet connection from a provider, they will advertise the fastest connection speed, which is generally the download speed. The less this is, in proportion to the upload speed, the better for everyone involved. Your download speed is also the faster connection as all of the stuff that you receive comes directly from the internet and does not have to be routed through third party signal providers. Should you be running a business, you need to be aware of the upload speed. Try get a connection that has symmetrical upload and download speeds, just so that you can upload large files if your business needs to do this.

Some other facts about fast internet

The better the amount of coverage that you have, the better your internet speed. If you are in an area where the broadband signal is not that strong, you will struggle to get a decent signal simply because you will be up against a lot of third party routing that will slow your connection down, crippling the access that you have to proper internet speeds.

You might also want to differentiate between the wired and wireless connections. Sometimes it is better to get a router and a LAN cable to plug into your computer, so that the internet has a focused place to go and your connection is more stable. WiFi connections tend to be a bit slower, as they redirect more, constantly.

Are You an Internet Marketing Genius?

Not many people are, so it shouldn’t be an embarrassment saying that you are not.

Internet marketing can be hard and even confusing. At least, it seems to be for the novice who just wants to get as many people as possible to see their website.

So what about internet marketing do most people find difficult?

Understanding how it has changed in the last decade. Traditional marketing used to be a relatively simple process. Maybe some mailers to people around town, a small space in the local Yellow pages, maybe even a spot on local radio. All of that has changed with the internet boom. Now you can market globally… if you understand how. Sure, it can make your business visible to a much larger audience, but how?

Making the best to use your time. Most small business people wear multiple hats. As a comparison, internet marketing is the cheap baseball cap compared to the expensive fedora of trying to manage the business. Internet marketing seems to take up way too much time for the tangible/measurable benefits it brings.

Spending the money. Marketing is just one of many costs, but because modern internet marketing is completed on so many fronts, it is difficult to know where the money is going. Keeping track of most expenses is easy because you have a direct relationship. But, marketing costs seem so ethereal.

Determining what is effective. In traditional marketing, you can do studies to determine exactly (or at least close to exactly) how effective your marketing dollars were. There was more of a direct link between marketing and sales. Now it is seems like it is very difficult to tell.
What is the answer to this dilemma? You know you have to market in order to be seen by as many people as possible.

So to get the most out of your marketing dollar, you can take one of two actions. Let’s look at them.

#1. Learn How to do Internet Marketing Yourself (effectively)

Computers are as necessary to business these days as buggy whips were at one time. Of course, the buggy whip manufacturers either adapted or they went the way of large wooden sailing ships. It is possible to find some of each in museums these days, but they aren’t in use anymore.

If you are hoping that the same happens to computers and the internet, you are probably also betting your business on a coin at the wishing well. Neither are a good bet.

So, computers are here to stay and you need to learn how to market using one. You know your business won’t grow itself, but learning a new task when your time is already precious is not efficient. But, internet marketing is necessary.

Essential Internet Security Tips

Having access to the internet has changed the way in which we live. Unfortunately, it has also opened up the possibilities for viruses and hackers to gain access to your computer. Knowing essential internet security tips will help you to be more internet savvy in the future.

The first mistake that most people make when using the internet is giving out far too much information about themselves. Internet security is compromised by the access that people have to social media sites. These sites have become a part of people’s lifestyles, making it difficult not to include them in their lives in some way, shape or form. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having an account on any of these sites as long as you are careful about what information you put out there. Do not put your contact details up, or any other information that could be used to access your personal details. Also remember that some jobs now have a clause where they reserve the right to look up these profiles in order to see what type of person you are. Avoid having pictures that could be incriminating in any way as it could cost you a job in the future.

Public networks can often be a place where viruses and hackers like to play. When joining a free wireless network make sure that it is from an accredited source. Sometimes, these networks are set up purely for the purpose of passing a virus onto your computer. If you are at a restaurant, check with your waiter what the Wi-Fi name and password are before connecting to anything. Remember, financial transactions should never be conducted over a public network. Any personal and financial details should be shared on a network that you know for a fact is secure, preferably one that you have set up at home.

Get an anti-virus installed on your computer. If you have not installed one already, this is essential before linking up your computer to any internet sites. However, once you have installed the anti-virus, you need to ensure that you keep it updated properly. Also be wary of any pop ups that come up while scrolling the internet, that state you need to upgrade anything, these are often scams and viruses. Normally your anti-virus will update itself, unless you have set specific settings on your computer to request permission for any updates. In fact, this is another internet security tip that will avoid viruses. Simply set up access permissions on your computer to avoid any updates happening without your knowledge. It will also help to keep your Data usage down, which will save you money in the long run.

There are many ways in which you can protect yourself from internet problems. One thing that you should consider is using an internet service provider that will give you access to the best internet options out there. Getting high speed internet is important if you want to avoid problems.

The Internet 1975-2020 Age 45yrs

‘How does the internet work?’ Is a question that defies a simple, short answer… ‘Because it does… ‘ may not satisfy the more inquisitive… a lesson I have learned. However, if the question was more on the lines of ‘How does the Internet work at its most fundamental level?’ Then the answer lays in the communication foundation of the Internet, and that answer would simply be ‘TCP/IP’.

It would be at this point in the conversation that the obligatory whiteboard and an array of colored pens would appear, as I eagerly instruct my inquisitive (foolish) student on the length and breadth of Internet protocols, blissfully leading them to a place of regret and despair.

So what is TCP/IP? And should I really care?

TCP/IP was invented by the pioneers of ARPANET way back in the 70’s, (with support from the US military) the predecessor of today’s Internet. TCP/IP is used by everything currently connected to the Internet including the device you’re reading this on.

TCP/IP or ‘Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol’ provides end-to-end connectivity specifying how the data should be formatted, addressed, transmitted, routed and received at the destination. TCP/IP has been enhanced over the years but the basic protocol hasn’t really changed since it was first specified by our flare wearing boffins in 1975 in RFC 793 ‘far out… ‘

So what’s the problem with TCP/IP?

Well, nothing, so far as the protocol itself works and is reliable, guaranteeing delivery of data packets in the order they were sent. It functions exactly as it was designed to do. The protocol was produced some 40 odd years ago and it is testimony to the ‘Elders of the Internet’ that it has endured for so long.

TCP/IP would continue to the defacto standard of the Internet if the Internet was not a playground for criminals and hackers determined to undermine it through cyber-crime for example.

Security is now at the top of most businesses agendas, and that’s where it should stay, given the speed of change and the sophisticated techniques used by modern cyber-criminals.

Security, then is one of the key drivers for change…

So how do we make things more secure?

We are all used to application level security such as AntiVirus and Internet Security packages and the like. These products essentially ‘prevent’ or ‘pro-actively’ deter security vulnerabilities at the application end, usually where a human is involved and is often the last step, and also the weakest link, in the security chain.

But what about at the protocol layer? Could there be a way of making things more secure at the lower levels and thereby augmenting the security at the higher layers?