This information is helpful to you if you wish to either
  • use your home computer as a web server that is visible to the Internet
  • play games over the Internet
  • share information on your home computer over the internet

The issues to consider are
  1. IP Addresses
  2. IP ports
  3. DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol)
  4. NAT (network address translation)
  5. Your modem and router
  6. Domain name registration.

Continue to next page IP Addresses

The language used in this guide is for hitch-hikers and, therefore, uses simplified terms that may not provide terminological comfort to the technological purist.