Telecommunications and Computer Technologies

Last revised July 10, 2018



Telecommunications Links


+ AnswerConnect Telecommunications Resources + CDPD Forum
+ How to Set Up a Home Network + InformIT
+ InterOperability Lab Tutorials on Technical Subjects + The Telecom Corner
+ TechOnLine--Education and Information Resource + TechTutorials--Free tutorials for IT Professionals
+ Telcom Digest Home page + WhatIs Definitions of Technical Terms
+ Toshiba Telecommunications Links + XO Communications Blog
+ VPN

Telephone History


+ Alexander Graham Bell Who Invented the Telephone + Tom Farley's Telephone History


Telephone Numbering Plans


+ Cell Phone Number + Exchange Name Project
+ Find the Location of a Caller + North American Numbering Plan

Computer Viruses


+ Computer Virus Myths and Hoaxes + McAfee
+ Symantec

Computer Technologies


+ Computer Driver Guidelines--Guide to Finding Device Drivers + Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
+ Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works Website + The PC Guide Website
+ TechWeb--Definition of IT Terms + Webopedia--Dictionary of Internet and Computer Terms

Cellular Telephones


+ Buying an Unlocked Cell Phone + Cell Phone Technology
+ Going Abroad? Don't be afraid to pack the cell phone + How Cell Phones Work
+ Mobile Phones Traveling Abroad + Selling the Cell Phone
+ Smartphones and Data Roaming + Using Mobile Phones in Europe
+ Wikipedia on 1G Cellular Networks + Wikipedia on 2G Cellular Networks
+ Wikipedia on 3G Cellular Networks + Wikipedia on 4G Cellular Networks

Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL)


+ Broadband Forum + DSL Reports
+ Inter Operability Laboratory--DSL Knowledge Base + Universal ADSL Working Group
+ Wikipedia DSL Page

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)


+ Webopedia ISDN Page + Dan Kegel's ISDN Page
+ ISDN Definition + ISDN on About.com
+ ISDN Overview + Webopedia ISDN Page
+ What is ISDN? + Wikipedia ISDN Page

Internet


+ Fat Cow TCP/IP Tutorial + How Stuff Works on How Does the Internet Work?
+ How Cable Internet Works + How Does the Internet Work?
+ Stanford University Site on How The Internet Works + InterOperability Lab Tutorials on Technical Subjects
+ Introduction to TCP/IP + TCP/IP Tutorial
+ W3C on How Does the Internet Work? + Webopedia on What is TCP/IP
+ What is Broadband? + Wikipedia on Internet Protocol Suite
+ Wikipedia site on How the Internet Works

Internet over Cable


+ Cable vs DSL + How Cable Works
+ How Cable Internet Works + How Cable Television Works
+ How Cable TV Works + Wikipedia site on Cable Internet Access
+ Wikipedia site on Digital Cable

Internet over DSL


+ DSL--Digital Subscriber Line + How DSL Works
+ Vicomsoft on DSL

Wi-Fi and Wireless Networks


+ How WiFi Works + How Wireless Internet Works
+ Webopedia on How Wireless Netwoks Work + Webopedia on Wi-Fi
+ What is Wi-Fi? + Why You Need to Be Wary of Public WiFi
+ Wikipedia on WiFi + Wikipedia on WiFi Hotspots

Internet and Television over Satellite


+ How Broadband Satellite Internet Works + How Satellite Internet Receivers Work
+ How Satellite TV Works + Satellite Internet Access
+ Satellite Internet + Satellite Internet Access
+ Satellite Internet Reviews

Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)


+ Explanation of TDMA + Wikipedia on Time Division Multiple Access
+ Webopedia on Time Division Multiple Access

Code Division Mobile Access (CDMA)


+ CDMA Development Group + CDMA vs GSM: What's the Difference
+ Introduction to CDMA + Wikipedia on CDMA
+ Webopedia on What is CDMA?

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)


+ CDMA vs GSM: What's the Difference + What Does GSM Mean in A Cell Phone
+ What's the Difference between GSM and CDMA? + What is GSM
+ Wikipedia on GSM

Internet Telephony-Voice Over IP


+ Voice over IP + Wikipedia Page on Voice over IP
+ How Stuff Works Page on Voice over IP

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)


+ Broadband Forum + Wikipedia site on ATM
+ InterOperability LAB ATM Tutorial

Social and Political Issues in Computers and Telecommunications


+ 2600--The Hacker's Journal + American Civil Liberties Union
+ Center for Digital Democracy + Copyfight--The Politics of IP
+ Chilling Effects + CNET News
+ Declan McCullagh's Politech + DSL Reports
+ Electronic Frontier Foundation + Freedom to Tinker
+ Internet Free Expression Alliance + Home Recording Rights Coalition
+ Internet ScamBusters + IP Justice
+ KinsellaLaw Web Log + InfoWorld Magazine
+ Lawrence Lessig's Blog + PC Magazine
+ PC World Magazine + Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
+ Public Knowledge + Scams and Swindles
+ Slashdot + Trademark Blog
+ Virtual Private Networks--The Best VPNs for US Citizens + Virtual Private Network Leaks
+ ZDNet

Spam


+ Fight Spam on the Internet + Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
+ Paul Hsieh's Antispam Page + SpamCop
+ Anti-Spam Home Page + Spam Laws

Urban Legends


+ Snopes Urban Legend Page

Standards Bodies


+ American National Standards Institute (ANSI) + European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
+ International Telecommunications Union (ITU) + Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
+ OFCOM + US Telcom
+ Network Solutions, Inc.

Safety and Security


+ A Guide for Guarding Personal Information in the Workplace + Virtual Private Networks--The Best VPNs for US Citizens