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Computer Network
a collection of computing devices connected so they can communicate and share resources
wireless
a network that uses radio waves or infrared signals to transfer data. A connection made without physical wires
gateway
a node that handles communication between its LAN and other networks
upload
to transfer data from your computer to another computer on the internet
web server
computer dedicated to responding to requests for pages from web browser
client
computing device that requests a service from another device
ring
network configuration in which all nodes are connected in a closed loop
phone
modem that converts data into an analog signal, then back to digital
Ethernet
Bus technology that is the industry standard for LAN’s
internet
A world wide network of networks
router
device that a packet between networks toward its final destination
DSL
uses standard copper phone lines to transfer digital signals
host
another name for ‘node’
protocol
a set of rules that define how data is processed and transferred
WAN
Wide Area Network
modem
modulator/ demodulator
LAN
connects a small number of computers in a close geo area
ISP
provides Internet service
packet
a unit of data sent across a network
download
transferring data from the internet to your computer
bandwidth
the data transfer rate of a network
repeater
used to prevent a digital signal from degrading to the point of data loss
star
LAN topology based on a central node which all others are connected
backbone
High-speed networks provided by AT&T that carry internet traffic
bus
network nodes are connected to a single communication line
server
computing device that responds to requests from another device
node
one device on a network
TLD
the last section of a domain name, specifying the type of organization
host name
A name that uniquely defines a computer on the Internet; corresponds to an IP address
TCP/IP
A suite of protocols that support low level network communication