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Unit 7 Lesson 2

Network A computer network is a group of two or more computers that are linked together.
World Wide Web An Internet application that is based on the HTTP protocol.
Client A client is a computer or software application that requests services from a server located on the internet -- e.g., a Web browser is an example of a client.
SMTP/POP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Post Office Protocol (POP) are sets of rules that govern the email servcie
URL Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is WWW identier that uniquely identifies a resource on the WWW -- e.g.,
Protocol A protocol is a system of rules that govern the behavior of some system.
Modem A modem is a device that connects a computer to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Ethernet An ethernet is a network that uses wires to connect computers.
Host An Internet host computer is a computer that's connected directly to the Internet -- often a computer that provides certain services or resources.
LAN A local area network (LAN) connects computers within a school or home
WAN A wide area network (WAN) connects devices over a broad geographic region -- e.g., a telephone network.
Server A server is a computer connected to the Internet that provides some kind of service -- e.g., Google's Gmail service.
HTTP The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the set of rules that governs the WWW application.
HTML The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is a language for formatting Web pages.
Router A router is a device that transmits data between two different networks.
Internet Service Provider An Internet service provider (ISP) is a company that provides customers with Internet access.
Wifi A Wifi network uses radio waves to connect devices (computers, smart phones, printers).
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