How Does the internet Work? Described In Simple Words

How does the internet work?

Today, i’m going to explain how does the internet work in more depth, stay tuned for a very informational post.

Internet is an interconnected connection between different devices.

It has an enormous ability to transfer the data from one location to another.

The Internet has brought a revolution in the world and connected every part of the world.

It was hard for cities to travel to see your relatives, but the internet came with a solution to meet online and have a chit-chat with your nears and dears.

Now, onward I will tell you how the internet works in more depth.
As I said, it is an interconnection between different devices. But no one wants to share his/her personal things, So how they are connected.

Certain devices allow you to access them and view their data, and they share it with you.

How can we connect to these devices?

There are two things you need to consider

  • First, you or the client (who wants to use the internet)
  • Second Server, which allows you to access.

Developer-made browsers and search engines for surfing and searching.

There are different browsers supporting devices to search for anything.

  1. Chrome in android
  2. Safari in Mac devices.

Each browser supports all kinds of search engines cause search engines are websites themselves, and they can be made as default to access them easily whenever entered into the browser.

Now comes the main part, you clicked on the browser and put a word over there and started searching, and default search engines bring the result in a moment.

When you type and let it go for searching, certain things happen whenever you search for anything.

First of all, your word is searched on the default search engine. (e.g., Facebook is searched on chrome)

Whenever you started searching, your default browser makes a request to your isp(internet service provider to convert this search engine into an i.p address with the help of DNS)

DNS(domain name system)

Ip addresses are similar to numbers in a phonebook l; one side has the name and the number.

And Phonebook itself is called DNS.

Ip means internet protocol.

In Chrome, the default search engine is GOOGLE.

The name “” changes into an i.p address, and then it goes for the server where it is located.

i.p address provided by DNS should match the i.p address of the server

DNS Provided i.p =
Server has the i.p =

Note: this is an example, not the exact i.p address of any website or server.

The server is the same device that we have discussed earlier.

The server reads that request And then gives the required data in small packets. And then search engine show searched term.

How server sends that data? or how the server responds to a request?

In certain protocols server sends data, and these protocols are known as HTTP responses.
These responses have numbers, and they are numbered according to data they have

If a request gets the desired data, then there will be a response of 200(ok)

If they find no data, the response in HTTP protocol will  be 404(page not found)

The server doesn’t give data instantly but in small packets, which are delivered very fast.

How do internet data work?
Internet data is the access from tier one internet service providers who have laid internet wires and cables in oceans., they give access towards different servers.
They made massive investments by placing fiber cables in huge oceans.

Why don’t we use the internet as an electromagnetic wave?
This is due to data cause if we create a spaceship that has to receive and sending option, but it would collapse if there huge data exchange, and we will require more spaceship so that everyone gets satisfied.

You might have seen a pole near your town where the internet is accessible.
These poles provide signals and do receive them back.
Poles have connections with tier one suppliers through wires buried inside the earth, which give them access to the wires connected with the whole world.

Your phone has a wife/data which also receive and send information to the poles(end tier internet service providers).

Now I’m writing all things in points so that you can get it.

  • Browser requests i.s.p to change the website name into i.p with the help of DNS

Here comes your device and pole connection, which runs in wires laid down from pole to 1st tier i.sps’ connection, from where your request travels inside wires and fibers which are deep down inside huge oceans, connecting different countries.

  • I.p of the website should match i.p of a server located remotely at somewhere.
  • The server reads the request and delivers information in packets.
  • The response comes in HTTP protocols and reaches the destination.


How does the internet works?

Internet works by connecting different devices with the help of wireless and wired connections.

The upper section describes it more clearly.

How does fiber internet works?

Answer: It uses optic fiber cables to connect different devices, delivering data quickly.

How does wireless internet works?

Answer: Wireless internet works with the help of electromagnetic signals and radio waves

Electromagnetic signals deliver your multimedia.

While radio waves deliver sound

How does fiber optic internet works?

There are thousands of optic strands of glass and plastic cables, each with human hair diameter; it transmits data in pulses with speed ranging from almost light.

How does an internet booster work?

It works by amplifying and enhancing your existing wifi signals, and these increased signals are then boosted and transmitted.

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