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Networking Part 1

Vocabulary Words for Networking

TermDefinition
Bandwidth The amount of data that can be transferred over a network in a certain amount of time
Bluetooth Allows electronic devices like cell phones and computers to exchange data over short distances using radio waves
Chat Room A virtual room where people discuss using text over the Internet
Email An exchange of electronic messages between computers that are connected to the Internet or some other computer network
Fax A device that transmits a scanned picture or document over a telephone line
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) A communications method for transferring data between computers on the Internet
Firewall Part of a computer system that is designed to block unauthorized access
Instant Messaging The use of an application that allows users to “chat” over the Internet from computer to computer
HAN Home Area Network
Modem A device that allows computers to communicate over telephone lines
Public internet access point A public place that provides internet access to users or customers
Video Conferencing Live conferences over the Internet that includes voice, video, and or text
Wireless Adapte The device that you must have on your computer in order to connect to a wireless network
Wi-Fi Wireless local area network that uses radio signals to transmit data
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
Network To share information between computers
LAN Local Are Network
MAN A network classification that is less than 30 miles in distance
WAN Wide Area Network
Internet The largest WAN
Nodes A Printer, computer, or server are examples
Size Networks are classified according to this.
Created by: awilson621