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The SLIP/PPP Connection: Essential Guide to Graphical Internet Access Paperback – 8 Jun 1995

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You Need This Book to Access the World Wide Web and to Use Graphical Internet Tools!

Using Netscape, Mosaic, WinGopher, and other new graphical programs requires a Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) or a Point–to–Point Protocol (PPP) connection to the Internet. But few computer users know how to establish such a connection. Fewer still know of the many benefits of graphical Internet access beyond surfing the World Wide Web. The SLIP/PPP Connection provides all the information you need to overcome the now–legendary obstacles of establishing these special Internet accounts and to achieve smooth, graphical access to the World Wide Web and the rest of the Internet. Written by internationally acclaimed Internet guru Paul Gilster, this is the first complete, step–by–step guide to getting, using, and maintaining a SLIP or PPP connection. You′ll be able to select, find, and download the right hardware and software for every Internet application.

The book features:

  • Step–by–step instructions on how to make your PC or Mac SLIP– or PPP–ready
  • Critical and hard–to–find techniques that make it easier than ever to install and troubleshoot software that runs under a SLIP/PPP connection
  • Everything you need to know about loading and using Netscape, Mosaic, cello, WinWAIS, HGopher, Newswatcher, and other shareware, freeware, and client programs that run with SLIP/PPP
  • Tips on how to best take advantage of e–mail, FTP, USENET, WAIS, Telnet, and other protocols with SLIP/PPP

SPECIAL SAVINGS available to you when you buy this book!

See inside for dozens of coupons that entitle you to free or reduced–rate SLIP accounts from the leading Internet service providers.

About the Author

PAUL GILSTER is the internationally acclaimed author of the bestselling books The Internet Navigator, Finding It on the Internet, and The Mosaic Navigator, all published by Wiley. In addition to being president of the Internet Association of the Carolinas, he is the regular Internet columnist for Connect magazine, a frequent contributor to CompuServe magazine, and author of "Computer Focus," a syndicated column on computers and business.

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Good in its time, and still good. As a history book, that is. 23 Nov. 2009
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Format: Paperback
It is a comprehensive description of the former so vital SLIP and PPP protocols, which used to drive the entire planet toward where we are now. Literally. Get it and read it only if you are interested in the research of the past. Describes usage with Windows and Macintosh, ftp, telnet, WAIS, Gopher, Usenet news, and of course web with-sit down now-Mosaic and Netscape! Welcome to aisle one Tech Museum. Of course the subject has no relevance for contemporary 2009 online communications. Or do you still use a dial up modem?
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Good in its time but the Internet has moved on! 25 July 2000
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Format: Paperback
I read this book when it first came out and it was very helpful at the time. But now it is more like a history book on the beginnings on the publics recognition of the value of the Internet and how to use it at the time( which was the mid-90s ). So much has changed that I would hate for any newbie to buy this book as a guide to the present day Internet. There are many good current and useful books out there. In my opinion one of the best is "The Whole Internet-The Next Generation" from O'Reilly.
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