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Network Hardware

IDT Networking

TermDefinition
Twisted Pair Cable Pairs of wires twisted together Used for telephone and network connections
Coaxial Cable Thick center wire. Used for cable TV and network connections
Fiber Optic Cable Glass or fiber strands through which light can pass. Used for high-speed communications.
Internal Network Adapter Connects the computer to a network from within the computer
Wireless Network Adapter Connects the computer to a network without cables
Cable Modem a device used to connect PC to the Internet. Usually provided by a cable company and stays connected to the internet 24 hours a day
Wireless Access Point a device that connects computers to a network without cables
Router A device that connects computers to a network and finds the best path for data to travel to other networks
Switch creates a network and enables devices to talk to each other efficiently.
Gateway A device that connects two computer networks that use different protocols
Bridge joins two similar types of networks so that they look like one network
Repeater extend the distance over which data can safely travel.
Server A system that provides network services such as file storage and file transfer
Created by: rhemajohnson