Author Sandy Berger is the host of the AARP Webplace Computers and Technology website, and is the perfect host to guide you through the Internet. Sandy's easy-reading style and bite-sized chunks of information are just a few of the reasons why thousands of people who did not grow up with computers go to Sandy for her sound advice and easy to follow instruction. Sandy will explain the basics of the Internet, from creating and sending e-mail to designing a web page. Sandy will discuss which Internet Service Provider to choose based on your lifestyle and then explain what firewalls are, how to protect yourself from spam and identity theft, and how to prevent viruses from attacking your computer. There is much to learn and keep up-to-date with when it comes to technology. Let Sandy help guide your way with the Great Age Guide to the Internet!
About Sandy Berger's Great Age Series
Guide to the Internet
How This Book Is Organized
1. Joining the Internet Community.
Can I Get to the Internet Without a Computer?
Other Email Capable Devices
Hi-tech Options for Accessing the Internet
Connecting Your Computer to the Internet Using a _Phone Line
Basic Dial-Up Connection
Hi-Speed Dial-Up Connection
Broadband: Cable Connections
Broadband: DSL Connections
Broadband: Other Types of Connections
Choosing an Internet Service Provider
Local Versus National ISP
Check the Yellow Pages
What Do You Get?
Connecting to the Internet While on the Road
2. ABCs of the Internet.
Web Browsers: Your Window to the Internet
Web Pages and Websites
What's a Home Page?
What's a Session?