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networking vocab

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Network Interface a computer component that provides a port usually (RJ - 45 where network cable can be connected
Network Cable a cable that provides connectivity between devices A common network cable connects a computers network interface with a wall jack
wall jack a device,usually located on a building wall,that provides a port usually(RJ-45) where a network cable can be connected on the hidden side of a wall jack is wiring to a patch panel or to a network device
Local Area Network (LAN) A group of networked computers that are physically close together , usually in the same building
Wide Area (WAN) a network of interconnected LAN's across a large geographical location
Client - Sever model a computing model where computer model where computer severs supply network and computational services (such as email , file, online gaming and VoIP) that are consumed by client computers
file sever A computer that provides network access to shared disk storage
Mail sever A computer that provides email services to a network
web sever A computer that stores web pages and hypertext documents and and transmits them to devices requesting these pages
Database A computer that stores data base, which are huge repositories of organized data data
gaming sever a computer that provides a gaming environment that tracks events in multiplayer video games
modem short for modulator /demodulator a, network device that converts digital signals used by modern networks to along signals that are typically carried by telephone or cable TV lines
Router A network device that moves traffic between two different IP networks
Switch a network that moves traffic within an IP network
access point a network device that connects wireless devices to a wired network
firewall a network security device that that protects a network by examining the traffic before transferring it to the network
home router a small network device with modem firewall , routing , and switching features that used in homes business
registered jack 11 (RJ-11) interface a network interface or connection with four pins and clip to hold the plug into a wall socket . RJ-11 is used to connect to plain old telephone line in DSL network this interface connects the modem to the wall jack
Registered jack 45 (RJ- 11) interface a network interface or connection with eight pins, that is similar, but wider than RJ-11 connectors . RJ- 45 is used to create a wired connection between a computers and a network
Bluetooth a technology used to create wireless connections between computers and devices
Near Field Communications (NFC) a technology that uses specially encoded tags that respond in a specific way when scanned by radio frequency reader . NFC is often used by placing a smartphone near a scanner to pay for an item in store
dial - Up a technology used in the early days of the internet where a computer would make a ISP to establish internet connectivity
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) a technology that uses phone lines to establish high-speed connectivity to the internet through an ISP
Cable a technology that uses cable TV lines to establish high - speed connectivity to the internet through an ISP
Fiber Optic a technology that used fiber optic cables that carry light signals to establish high - speed connectivity to the i internet through an ISP
Satellite a technology that sends signals to and form a satellite to establish connectivity to the internet through an ISP
cellular a technology that uses cellular radio signals to establish connectivity to the internet through an ISP
Wi -Fi - a technology that uses radio signals to connect to a device to access a point
Created by: kinghector146