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Chapter 17 #4

Chapter 17 stack 4

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Ping (Packet Internet Groper) A Windows and Unix command used to troubleshoot network connections. It verifies that the host can communicate with another host on the network.
private IP address proxy server An IP address that is used on a private TCP/IP network that is isolated from the Internet
repeater
ring topology
shielded twisted-pair cable
shielded twisted-pair cable
star ring topology
star topology
static IP address An IP address permanently assigned to a workstation.
subnet mask A group of four numbers (dotted decimal numbers) that tell TCP/IP if a remote computer is on the same or a different network.
switch A device used to segment a network. It can decide which network segment is to receive a packet, on the basis of the packet’s destination MAC address.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol The suite of protocols that supports communication on the Internet. TCP is responsible for error checking, and IP is responsible for routing.
ThickNet See 10Base5.
ThinNet
Token Ring
unshielded twisted pair cable A cable that is made of one or more twisted pairs of wires and is not surrounded by shielding.
WAN (wide area networkWEP (Wired A network or group of networks that span a large geographical area.
Wi-Fi See IEEE 802.11
WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service A Microsoft resolution service with a database that tracks relationships between NetBIOS names and IP addresses. Compare to DNS.
wireless LAN (WLAN) A type of LAN that does not use wires or cables to create connections, but instead transmits data over radio or infrared waves.
WPA (WiFi Protected Access A data encryption method for wireless networks that use the TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption method and the encryption keys are changed at set intervals while the wireless LAN is in use.
WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access A data encryption standard compliant with the IEEE802.11i standard that uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) protocol. WPA2 is currently the strongest wireless encryption standard.
Created by: JReilly26