How the internet works

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+5 1. Jim777 commented 7 years ago

Sometimes it happens in more than a second, unfortunately. Nevertheless it's interesting to know how it works.
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+25 2. beerholder commented 7 years ago

As a network administrator I found this video not nearly half as descriptive as it really is...
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+9 3. kekke2000 commented 7 years ago

You can actually see this journey on your computer by running cmd. (Win-button + R, then type "cmd" ). Then type "tracert" and see the journey in front of you.
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+17 4. Gorf commented 7 years ago

#2 as a network administrator, I don't thing this three-minute video was really aimed at you...

The only thing it was missing was the need for DNS translation. Plus saying that the transatlantic cable is "submerged" rather than "buried" would avoid the extra question from the viewer "how did they bury it?"
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+4 5. Teqskater commented 7 years ago

another network admin here: we can discuss hours about it ^_^ cool eh.

But hey. At some points they actualy burry the transatlantic cable. they use a device that they hang behind the same ship that drops the cable. It's like a robot. It drags a trench in the ocean floor and while it's doing that it lays the cable in that trench.

I can't find videos about it. And i also know that it's not possible to burry the cable everywhere.

#EDIT: check out this video: 2:35 :
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+3 6. irishgek commented 7 years ago

And in reality how the internet works (in a 3rd world country like Ireland using 3g mobile network , this is the price of having no bill , no name and dynamic ip)

Mean while in Tokyo
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+1 7. bella1 commented 7 years ago

3mb per second download in Brisbane Australia we must have similar scabby government cable installation
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+2 8. snotrer commented 7 years ago

#6 Meanwhile in another 3rd world country (Moldova):
I would also like to specify that this is a consumer grade ADSL.
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0 9. moskwiz commented 7 years ago

Ahh the internet.. seriously one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs since Galileo's times.. As Michio Kaku said, the Internet, is a civilization type 1 technology (and we are still at type 0) ^^
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0 10. batman34 commented 7 years ago

#8 it doesn't count, you tested a metropolitan connection.

check my ISP from yet another 3rd world country, romania; i downloaded from germany:

anyhow, this vid is meant for kids and people who have absolutely no idea about networking, might be educating. for other people that know what internet is all about, this vid is quite silly and not that realistic. i mean that's not at all the way things work.