Adapter A device that adds network functionality to a PC.

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Oct 26, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Adapter

A device that adds network functionality to a PC.

ATA

Analog Telephone Adapter

Bandwidth

The transmission capacity of a given device or network.

Bridge

A device that connects two different kinds of local networks, such as a wireless network to

a wired Ethernet.

Broadband

An always
-
on and fast Internet connection.

Browser

An application program that provides a way to view and interact with all the information on the World Wide
Web.

DID

Direct Inward Dialing

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line

Encryption

The manipulation of data to prevent accurate interpretation by anyone except those for whom it was
intended.

Ethernet

An IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common
transmission medium.

Gatew
ay

A device that interconnects networks with different, incompatible communications protocols.

IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


An

independent institute that develops networking.

Infrastructure

Currently installed computing
and networking equipment.

IP

Internet Protocol


used to send data over a network.

ISP

Internet Service Provider


provides access to the Internet.

LAN

Local Area Network

Network

A series of computers or devices connected for the data

sharing, storage,

and/or transmission between users.

Packet

A unit of data transmitted over a network.

PBX

Private Branch Exchange

Port

The connection point on a computer/networking used for plugging in a cable or adapter.

PSTN

Public Switched Telephone Network

Router

A networking device that connects multiple networks together, such as a local network and the Internet.

Server

Any computer in a network wh
ose function is to provide user
access to files, printing, communications, etc.

SIP

Session Initiation Protocol

SOC

Smart Operator Console

SPC

Smart Personal Console

Upgrade

To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version.

UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply

VoIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol

VPN

Virtual Private Network

WAN
/WLAN

Wide Area Network/
Wireless Local Area Network