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connectivity devices that enable a workstation, server, printer, or other node to receive and transmit data over the network media.
the circuit or signaling pathway, used by the motherboard to transmit data to the computers components.
openings with multiple electrical contacts, that allow devices such as NIC’s, modems or sound cards to connect to the computers expanded Bus.
Expansion Slots
a standard interface used to connect multiple types of peripherals, including modems, mice, audio players, and NIC’s
USB-Universal serial bus
a set of data or instructions that has been saved to a ROM chip. Combination of hardware and software
software that enables an attached device to communicate with the computers operating system.
Device Driver
a number that uniquely identifies that component to the main bus. The means by which the bus understands which device to acknowledge.
IRQ Number-interrupt request number
a type of microchip that requires very little energy to operate. Stores settings pertaining to a computer’s devices, among other things.
CMOS -Complementary metal oxide semiconductor
indicates, in hexadecimal notation, the area of memory that the NIC and CPU use for exchanging, or buffering, data.
Memory Range
a connector that plugs into a port, such as a serial or parallel or an RJ-45 port, and crosses over the transmit line to the receive line so that outgoing signals can be redirected in to the computer for testing.
Loop back plug
are the simplest type of connectivity devices that regenerate a digital signal
a repeater with more than one output port.
allows the hub to connect to another hub or other connectivity device
Uplink Port
are devices that connect two network segments by analyzing incoming frames and making decisions about where to direct them based on each frame’s MAC address.
are connectivity devices that subdivide a network into smaller logical pieces, or segments.
is a combination of ports that make up a layer 2 segment.
Broadcast Domain
a router with multiple slots that can hold different interface cards or other devices.
Modulator router
is a multiport connectivity device that directs data between nodes on a network.
automatically calculates the best path between two nodes and accumulates this information in a routing table.
Dynamic Routing
refers to the most efficient route from one node on a network to another.
Best Path