Hour 8. Dial-Up TCP/IP
What You'll Learn in This Hour:
One of the most popular methods for connecting to a TCP/IP network is a dial-up connection through a telephone line, or POTS (plain old telephone service). Dial-up networking is not as dominant as it was a few years ago, because of the arrival of broadband networking technologies, but dial-up connections are still common for travelers and many home users. This hour introduces modems and TCP/IP modem connectivity. You'll also learn about the two important TCP/IP dial-up networking protocols: Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).
At the completion of this hour, you'll be able to