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An Ethernet standard that operates at 100Mbps and uses twisted-pair cabling up to 100 meters (328 feet). Also called Fast Ethernet. Variations of 100BaseT are 100BaseTX and 100BaseFX.
An outdated Ethernet standard that operates at 10 Mbps and uses small coaxial cable up to 500 meters long. Also called ThinNet.
An outdated Ethernet standard that operates at 10 Mbps and uses thick coaxial cable up to 500 meters long. Also called ThickNet.
An Ethernet standard that operates at 10 Mbps and uses twisted-pair cables up to 100 meters (328 feet).
A processor instruction set by AMD designed to improve performance with 3D graphics and other multimedia data.
3G (Third Generation)
The ability to use your cell phone to browse the Web, stream music and video, play online games, and use instant messaging and video conferencing.
80 conductor IDE cable
An IDE cable that has 40 pins but uses 80 wires, 40 of which areA ground wires designed to reduce crosstalk on the cable. The cable is used by ATA/66 and higher IDE drives.
See IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n.
A certification awarded by CompTIA (The Computer Technology Industry Association) that measures a PC technician's knowledge and skills.
A device that converts AC to DC and uses regular house current to power a notebook computer.
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
A 32-bit wide bus standard developed specifically for video cards that includes AGP 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 8x standards. AGP has been replaced by the PCI Express standards.
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.
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