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Chapter 17 1A

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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. The address is often printed on the adapter as hexadecimal numbers. An example is 00 00 0C 08 2F 35. Also called a physical address, an
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. In general use, the term refers to the volume of data that can travel on a bus or over a cable stated in bits per second (bps), kilobits.
base station A fixed transceiver and antenna used to create one cell within a cellular network.
binding The process by which a protocol is associated with a network card or a modem card.
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. Bluetooth uses the same frequency range as 802.11.
BNC connector A connector used with thin coaxial cable. Some BNC connectors are T-shaped and called T-connectors. One end of the T connects to the NIC, and the two other ends can connect to cables or end a bus formation with a terminator.
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.
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