Network Terms

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802.11b
2.4GHZ Wireless network standard with transmission speeds up to 11Mbps.

A

ack
Short for acknowledgement. Answer given by one device to another to acknowledge the request.

B

bandwidth
Maximum data that can be transmitted over a connection.
bottleneck
When a single source slows down communications. For example, a dial up modem could be a bottleneck to watching a streaming movie on Netflix.

C

cat5
Network cable standard with 4 twisted pair copper wires terminated by an RJ-45 connector. Cat5 allows for a maximum cable length of 100 meters.

D

DHCP
Short for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is used to assign IP addresses to devices on a network.
DNS
Short for Domain Name System. DNS is a system that maps IP addresses to domain names.