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A data link layer technology originally conceived in 1983 at Bell labs, and standarized by the ITU in the mid 1990's. It relies on fixed packets called cells, that each consist of 48 bytes of data plus a 5 bit header. Relies on virtual circuits and establishes a connection before sending data.
ATM-Asynchronous Transfer Mode
A wireless networking standard that uses FHSS signaling in the 2.4 Ghz band to achieve a maximum through put of either 723 kbps or 2.1 mbps.
A network access method used on 802.11 wireless networks
CSMA/CA Carrier Sense multiple Access with Collision avoidance.
A network access method specified for use by IEEE 802.3 networks
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection
A networking standard orginally specified by ANSI in the mid 1980's and later refined by ISO. FDDI uses dual fiber optic ringer to transmit data at speeds of 100 mbps.
FDDI-Fiber Distributed Data Interface
A characteristic of network transmission that reflects the way in which data is transmitted between nodes.
Logical Topology
A type of switching in which a connection is established between two devices in the connection path; one device transfers data to the second device, then breaks the connection.
message switching
A type of switching in which data is broken into packets before it is transported.
packet switching
The physical layout of a network. It depicts a network in broad scope, it does not specify devices, connectivity methods, or addresses on the network.
physical topology
A method of delivering current to devices using Ethernet connection cables
PoE-Power over Ethernet
The field in an Ethernet frame that signals to the receiving node that data is incoming and indicates when the data flow is about to begin
In 802.11 wirless networking, a type of frame issued by a station during active scanning to find nearby access points.
The result of standards for delivering data within a certain period of time after their transmission.
QoS-Quality of Service
An exchange in which a wireless station requests the exclusive right to communicate with an access point and the access point confirms that it has granted that request
RTS/CTS-Request to Send/Clear to Send
The process a wireless station undergoes to find an access point.