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Networking terms

Computer Network is 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 TCP/IP the basic communication language of the internet
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 The model assigns one of two roles to the computers in a network: client or server
Server is a computer system that selectively shares its resources
Client is a computer (workstation) 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 network uses cables to connect to the network
Wireless Network network doesn’t use cables
Local Area Network is a computer network covering a small geographic area, like a home, office, or group of buildings
Wide Area Network is a computer network that covers a broad area (e.g., any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries
Wi-Fi a family of wireless networking standards
Bluetooth a standard for low-cost, short-range, wireless connections between Bluetooth-enabled devices
Virtual Private Network is a method used to extend a private network over a public network.
Created by: jasonb26