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Internet service provider (ISP) to physical address

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How is an Internet Service Provider (ISP)a commerical group? A commercial group that provides Internet access for a monthly fee; AOL, Earthlink, and Comcast are large ISPs.
What kind of network is an intranet? A private network that uses the TCP/IP protocols.
Whats an IP address? A 32-bit address consisting of four numbers separated by periods, used to uniquely identify a device on a network that uses TCP/IP protocols. An example of an IP address is 206.96.103.114.
Whats another name for line speed? Bandwith is another name for this...
Whats a MAC (Media Access Control) address? A 48-bit hardware address unique to each NIC card or onboard network controller and assigned by the manufacturer. The address is often printed on the adapter as hexadecimal numbers. An example is 00 00 0C 08 2F 35.
How does Muilticasting have to do with more then one host? A process in which a message is sent by one host to multiple hosts, such as when a video conference is broadcast to several hosts on the Internet.
What does a name resolution have to do with a LCD moniter? The actual (and fixed) number of pixels built into an LCD monitor. For the clearest display, always set the resolution to the native resolution
What kind of protocall is NAT (Network Address Translation)? A protocol used to convert private IP addresses on a LAN to a public IP address before a data packet is sent over the Internet.
How is NetBEUI (NetBIOS Extended User Interface)outdated? A fast, proprietary, and outdated Microsoft networking protocol used only by Windows-based systems, and limited to LANs because it does not support routing.
How is NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System)a API protocal? An API protocol used by some applications to communicate over a NetBEUI network. NetBIOS has been replaced by Windows Sockets over a TCP/IP network.
Whats another term for network adapter? A network interface card is another term for this.
Whats a network drive map? Mounting a drive to a computer, such as drive E, that is actually hard drive space on another host computer on the network.
What does a network interface card (NIC)compare to a network adapter? An expansion card that plugs into a computer’s motherboard and provides a port on the back of the card to connect a PC to a network. Also called a network adapter
Whats a network operating system (NOS)? An operating system that resides on the controlling computer in the network.
Whats a network printer? A printer that any user on the network can access, through its own network card and connection to the network, through a connection to a standalone print server, or through a connection to a computer as a local printer, which is shared on the network.
Whats another term for a node? Host is another term for this.
What is NWLink (Novell NetWare) Microsoft's version of the IPX/SPX protocol suite used by Novell NetWare operating systems.
What does a octet have to do with binary? Term for each of the four 8-bit numbers that make up an IP address. For example, the IP address 206.96.103.114 has four octets.
How does a Packet compare to a datagram? Segment of network data that also includes header, destination address, and trailer information that is sent as a unit. Also called data packet or datagram.
What kind of cable is a patch cable? A network cable that is used to connect a PC to a hub, switch, or router.
How does peer-to-peer network work? As applied to networking, a network of computers that are all equals, or peers. Each computer has the same amount of authority, and each can act as a server to the other computers.
Whats another term for a physical address? MAC address is another term for this.
Created by: shadowbob95