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Network Hardware

1.4 Wired and Wireless Networks (OCR)

TermDefinition
Coaxial cable A transmission media that consist of a central wire, surrounded by insulation and a shield of braided wire to minimise interference.
Router Connects together different networks and forwards data packets along a network.
Wireless access point A device that allows other devices to connect to a network using standards such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Switch Filters and forwards data packets within a single network. This creates a direct connection between devices (intelligent)
Twisted pair cable The least expensive transmission media that consists of two wires that wrap around each other. Used as a standard (Ethernet)
Network interface card A hardware device internal to a computer that allows a computer to connect to a network.
Fibre optic cable A transmission media that consists of a bunch of glass or plastic threads.
Hub A connection point for devices in a network. Unintelligent – packets are broadcast to every device.
Created by: e.ashman