How is data transferred while you browse the Internet?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
through wires :)
really, you need to be more specific, its kinda like saying
"how does a car run"
But, all data is in "ones" and "zero's"
THere are "protocols" which determine how the groups of ones and zeros are assembled
the groups are called "packets"
all this data is sent from your computer through the wires to the PSTN
and follows the same path as a telephone.
BUT, it is sent as DATA not as voice.
and then decoded on the other side by another computer
This PATH can be very complex going from your service provider (ISP)
and may route through several "switches"
Each time it goes through a switch it is called a HOP
also see internet routing
- 1 decade ago
The data is transfered in the form of Objects (in case of Java/OO based Systems) and passed as Streams on Sockets. Thats getting to the nuts and bolts of how data is carried accross.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Check this, hope it help you understand the basic.