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Networking Terms

Computer Network group of computers connected together in a way that allows information to be exchanged between the computers
Ethernet Widely used communications protocol for a Local Area Network and uses a twisted pair of coaxial cables
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol 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 NetworkClient to Server Network The model assigns one of two roles to the computers in a network: client or server
Server computer system that selectively shares its resources
Client 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 uses cables to connect to the network
Wireless Network doesn’t use cables
Local Area Network computer network covering a small geographic area
Wide Area Network computer network that covers a broad area
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) a family of wireless networking standards
Bluetooth a standard for low-cost, short-range, wireless connections between Bluetooth-enabled devices
Virtual Private Network A VPN is a method used to extend a private network over a public network
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