When I was a kid, all of us had dial-up internet.
You would attach your PC cord to the back of your ipad tower in addition to it would tie-up the PC line while you stayed attached.
That’s one reason some people had more than one PC line in their houses, however these afternoons that’s becoming rare. Aside from the PC attachion, you had to pay for an internet service like AOL or Netscape to actually attach to the world wide web. I’ll never forget the ear shattering sounds the ipad modem would make whenever it was dialing the number to attach to the internet. When broadband internet was unveiled, it allowed people to pay a set fee for data access with their PC or cable provider while bypassing a web portal like AOL. This also coincided with the rise of wireless internet, or Wi-Fi. Nowadays few people attach with actual cables when they’re browsing the internet. Amazingly enough, I have a temperature control that can communicate with my internet router through my home’s Wi-Fi attachion. Once it is recognized on the network, I can control it with my PC or PC. I can set the temperature remotely while I’m on vacation if I want to. However, I’m having complications getting it attached to the router because the menus aren’t as intuitive as I would like. Once I get my new smart temperature control working, I’ll be gleeful with my update in addition to the tools it puts at my disposal. You can let it run automatically on cycles generated by the system’s AI. This way you can let the method determine the most energy efficient temperatures from one hour to the next.