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Chapter 9 CS 8
Terms in this set (32)
campus area network
A network that consists of multiple LANS located in the same location connected to each other using routers.
A network that uses cell towers to transmit voice and data over large distances.
The personal computer and other devices that connect to a server
A network that has at least one server at its center. Users log in to the network instead of their local computers and are granted access to access to resources based on that login.
Two or more computers that share resources including software, hardware, or files.
The most commonly used standard that defines the way data is transmitted over a local area network.
A hot swapable port that can connect up to 63 devices per port. It also allows for peer-to-peer communication between devices such as two video devices, without the use of a computer.
A simple way to network a group of Windows computers that are all on the same home network
IP (internet protocol)
The protocol responsible for addressing and routing packets to their destination.
local area network
A network that has all connected devices or nodes located in the same physical location
metropolitan area network
A network that covers a single geographic area
A communication device used to connect a computer to a telephone line, modems are most often used for dial-up Internet access.
A communication device used to establish a connection with a network. The adapter may be onboard, an expansion card, or a USB device and may be wired or wireless.
The software, hardware, or files shared on a network
optical network terminal
The device that connects a LAN to a FTTH network
A network in which each computer is considered equal. Each device can share its resources with every other device, and there's no centralized authority.
personal area network
A LAN that consists of of devices connected by bluetooth
using an open wireless network to access the internet without permission.
The rules for communication between devices that determine how data is formatted, transmitted, received, and acknowledged.
(computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
A multiuser computer system that provides services, such as internet access, email, or file and print services, to client services.
storage area network
A network between the data storage devices and the servers on a network that makes the data accessible to all servers in the SAN
A device that connects multiple devices on a LAN and user address information to send data packets only to the port that the appropriate device is connected to.
TCP (transmission control protocol)
The protocol responsible for assuring that data packets are transmitted reliably on a network
TCP/IP protocol stack
A suite of protocols that defines everything from how to transfer files (FTP) and web pages (HTTP) to sending (SMTP) and receiving (POP) email. TCP.IP is the protocol stack that runs on the internet, and because of this, it's also the protocol stack that runs on most LANS.
The physical layout of a computer network
virtual private network
A private network through the public network that allows remote users to access a LAN securely
the practice of driving around and locating open wireless access points.
wide area network (WAN)
A network that spans multiple locations and connects multiple LANs over dedicated lines using routers.
wireless access point (WAP)
A device that allows wireless devices to join a network much like a switch
wireless LAN (WLAN)
A network that uses WIFI to transmit data
the devices peer-to-peer network
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