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Getting online

How can you get connected? How can you help your relative, neighbour or friend find the right broadband service provider for them?

 

PDFs

 How to connect to the internet - step by step instructions for connecting your home computer to a broadband connection.

 All about broadband connections - the different types of broadband connection available and an explanation of broadband speeds.

 Web browsers - a description of the most popular web browsers. Internet Explorer is not the only one!

 

Links

Also see How to help a friend or family member get connected

What is the internet? (external website)
Lesson from GCF LearnFree.org about what makes up the internet and how it works.

BBC Webwise (external website)
Series of easy to use lessons about the internet, how it works and how your computer is connected to it.

Broadbandchecker (external website)
Broadbandchecker lets you compare offers from broadband suppliers, and lets you find the suppliers who can bring broadband to your address. The website also carries relevent news and useful information about broadband.

UK 3G coverage (external website)
If you are looking for a 3G dongle, a smartphone or a 3G enabled tablet computer, how do you decide which internet provider to go with? This website provides UK maps showing the coverage of each company's 3G connection so you can see which is best for your local area.

Internet safety (external website)
Series of simple lessons from GCF LearnFree.org about how to stay safe online and keep your computer safe from attacks.