PC Internet Connection & Gopher

George Ng georgen at sickkids.on.ca
Sat Aug 15 11:00:09 EST 1992


In article <9208112123.AA07150 at genbank.bio.net> JMILLER%BIOVX1.SPAN at STAR.STANFORD.EDU writes:
> 1. A connection to internet requires that your computer be directly connected,
>not through a modem. Either you will need an ethernet card installed in

Not true.  It is possible to get an Internet connection over phone lines using
modems by running programs like SLIP (serial line internet protocol?) or
ppp (point-to-point protocol).  Granted, you'll be limited by the speed of your
modem (usually 9600-38.4kbps) in comparison to Ethernet cable (peak rate of
10mbps) but at least you have an Internet connection.

gn


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georgen at resunix.ri.sickkids.on.ca	(NeXTMail ok)
molecular genetics, hospital for sick children




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