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Chapter 17#1

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access point (AP) A device connected to a LAN that provides wireless communication so that computers, printers, and other wireless devices can communicate with devices on the LAN
adapter address A 48-bit hardware address unique to each NIC card or onboard network controller and assigned by the manufacturer.
AirPort The term Apple computers use to describe the IEEE 802.11b standard.
amplifier repeater: attenuation A repeater that does not distinguish between noise and signal; it amplifies both.
Automatic Private IP Address (APIPA) An IP address in the address range 169.254.x.y, used by a computer when it cannot successfully lease an IP address from a DHCP server.
bandwidth In relation to analog communication, the range of frequencies that a communications channel or cable can carry.
base station A fixed transceiver and antenna used to create one cell within a cellular network.
binding an Internet socket to a local port number and IP address
Bluetooth A standard for wireless communication and data synchronization between devices, developed by a group of electronics manufacturers and overseen by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
BNC connector A connector used with thin coaxial cable. Some BNC connectors are T-shaped and called T-connectors.
broadband A transmission technique that carries more than one type of transmission on the same medium, such as voice and DSL on a regular telephone line.
broadcast Video or clips that broadcast out to internet
bus topology cellular network A network that can be used when a wireless network must cover a wide area. The network is made up of cells, each controlled by a base station.
cellular WAN A network that can be used when a wireless network must cover a wide area. The network is made up of cells, each controlled by a base station. Also called a cellular WAN.
classful subnet masks A subnet mask that contain all ones or all zeroes in an octet. For example, 11111111.11111111.11111111.00000000 or 255.255.255.0.
classless subnet masks A subnet mask that can have a mix of zeroes and ones in one octet. For example, 11111111.11111111.11110000.00000000 or 255.255.240.0.
client: A computer concept whereby one computer (the client) requests information from another computer (the server).
client/server A computer concept whereby one computer (the client) requests information from another computer (the server).
coaxial cable Networking cable used with10-Mbps Ethernet ThinNet or ThickNet.
computer name Character-based host name or NetBIOS name assigned to a computer.
crossover cable A cable used to connect two PCs into the simplest network possible. Also used to connect two hubs to two switches.
Created by: Jay.