If you have a modem and an Internet connection, you can use Internet Explorer, the Web browser included with Windows XP, to explore the Internet. You can use Internet Explorer to view World Wide Web pages, to search for specific topics, and to set privacy and security features to ensure safe browsing.
To explore the Internet, you must have a modem and an Internet connection. You can get this connection through online providers such as America Online or MSN, or you can get an account from an independent Internet service provider (ISP). Before you can take advantage of all the benefits of the Internet, you must set up your Internet connection. The specifics of setting up depend on your type of connection and your provider, so they are not covered here. Follow the specific instructions you received from your Internet provider to set up your connection and your e-mail account. You can use the Internet Connection Wizard to do so.
Starting Internet Explorer
Browsing with Links
Typing an Address
Searching the Internet
Adding a Site to Your Favorites List
Going to a Site in Your Favorites List
Rearranging Your Favorites List
Using the History List
Clearing the History List
E-mailing a Page or Link
Setting Your Home Page
Setting Internet Privacy Levels
Turning on Firewall Protection