View All num of num See all Photos Akamai This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.akamai.com Employer Engaged Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 331 Reviews 904 Salaries 204 Interviews 535 Jobs Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Director Interview Cambridge, MA Akamai How does the internet work? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 20 Answers ▲ 19 ▼ Hamster wheels Derek on Jan 20, 2014 ▲ 6 ▼ Sporadically, lately! Steve on Jan 21, 2014 ▲ 4 ▼ I don't think the Internet works at all, it's more of a play thing. Jim on Jan 21, 2014 ▲ 4 ▼ Series of tubes. Murb on Jan 21, 2014 ▲ 1 ▼ bunch of computers talking to each other through routers and switches Anonymous on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ The Internet is that it’s a network of networks that operate around the world as if it were one distinct identity. Prashant Sadrani on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ internal... =z= on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 12 ▼ The internet, as it is called in the vernacular, is a packet-switched network. This means that each transmission of, for example, a file, is broken onto packets of information, and each one contains the source and destination information, a sequence number that indicates what order the packets are supposed to be re-assembled in, a code that can be used to correct errors or identify bad packets, along with the actual payload data. Special computers called switches and routers read the source and destination data and send the transmitted packet to the correct digital address, ideally by the shortest timewise route, but not always. the many packets that contain a single file may individually be sent along several paths to get to the destination, depending on congestion and load and latencies. The received packets are stored in the destination equipment until all are present and any defective packets have been re-transmitted and received and checked again, then the original file is re-assembled in the correct order for use. C Magnus on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 2 ▼ magic Anonymous on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ Mostly pretty well. Except for all that spam - but even that would be good if I were a spammer. Alan Jay Weiner on Jan 22, 2014 ▲ 1 ▼ The internet does not work. We work my using the internet. Shris on Jan 23, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ well Internet does not work, it is someone who makes it to work, according to desire. Rauf Hashmi, Electrical Engineer on Jan 23, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ It doesn't - it's always down.Have you guys here paid your bill ? Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014 ▲ 1 ▼ Trick question.Only Al Gores knows the answer to that question.... Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ It works alright. It can deliver a lot of bad things too, but I like to think it overall benefits humanity, if not doesn't affect it on a scale of good to bad. Sarah on Jan 23, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ TCP/IP and UDP packets get sent around from one computer to the next until they reach the destination, and can contain various information usually depending on which port they are sent from/to (eg to port 80 is usually the web server) Jevan Pipitone on Jan 27, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ Internet works as per the knowledge of human brains & its provider. kulasekhara on Jan 27, 2014 ▲ 1 ▼ The internet run on cats Stefanopulos on Jan 28, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ by paying Adikin on Feb 2, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ Basically due to advertising and communications VK on Feb 5, 2014 Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.