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Networking Terms

IDT Networking

TermDefinition
Computer Network a group of computers connected together in a way that allows information to be exchanged between the computers.
Ethernet A widely used communications protocol for a LAN and uses a twisted pair or coaxial cables
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol Protocol is a set of guidelines or rules
Intranet A private network that usually gives employees access to company publications
IP Address A number used to uniquely identify a computer on the Internet
Client to Server Network A server is a computer system that selectively shares its resources A client is a computer that initiates contact with a server to use a resource
Peer to Peer Network A network where all networks are on the same level and users have direct access to other computers
Wired Network A wired network uses cables to connect to the network
Wireless Network A wireless network doesn’t use cables
Local Area Network (LAN) a computer network covering a small geographic area, like a home, office, or group of buildings
Wide Area Network (WAN) a computer network that covers a broad area (e.g., any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries
Wi-Fi (802.11)—a family of wireless networking standards • short for Wireless Fidelity
Bluetooth standard for low-cost, short-range, wireless connections between Bluetooth-enabled devices
Created by: rhemajohnson