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________ is the most common way for individuals who used home computers to connect to the internet.
1. Leased line
2. Dial-up
3. Cable Modem
4. ISDN

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Dial-up

The correct answer is Dial-up.

  • Dial-up:
    • A dial-up connection is the access method that uses telephone lines to connect to the Internet.
    • It is the most common way for individuals who use home computers to connect to the Internet. Hence, Option 2 is correct.
    • Dial-up internet access, usually just called Dial-up, is a slow way of connecting to the Internet by using a telephone line.
    • A modem is connected between a computer and a telephone line and then the modem is instructed to dial the phone number of an Internet service provider (ISP) to connect to the Internet.
    • The ISP must be a dial-up service provider with several dial-up modems waiting to accept dial-up calls.
    • This kind of internet is slower than DSL.
    • It is not widely used in the United States, where only one out of every ten people still uses it. In most parts of the world, dial-up has been replaced by broadband.

Leased line

It refers to a dedicated communication channel that easily interconnects two or more sites.

Cable Modem

A cable modem is a type of network bridge that provides bi-directional data communication via radio frequency channels on a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC), radio frequency over glass (RFoG), and coaxial cable infrastructure.

ISDN

ISDN or Integrated Services Digital Network is a circuit-switched telephone network system that transmits both data and voice over a digital line. 

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