Definitions

Ethernet

Ethernet is one of the most popular technologies that uses the broadband access for users to have the connection to the internet.

Local Area Network (LAN)

LAN is the junction of several devices that is done with the help of wired and wireless technologies. These devices connect to the global web (WAN) using routing gateway. The local network is very easy to set at home, in the office or even in a big company.

Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

WLAN is the wireless variant of the normal local network. WLAN network helps to join personal computers in a one whole network without using cables. Wireless fidelity widens the degree of your discretion and allows one to work from any place one wants in the house, eliminating the possibility of the interrupting of the network connection. The most well-known and frequently used name of the high-frequency wireless fidelity is Wi-Fi (that is the abbreviation from the «wireless fidelity»).


MAC-address (Media Access Control)

MAC-address is the unique marker of any element in the network.

SSID (Service Set Identifier)

Service Set Identifier (the abbreviation of that phrase, commonly used, is SSID) is 32-bit unique determiner that sticks to the headlines of the packets surfing wireless fidelity. SSID works like a password in case when the device wants to set the connection. It tells one wireless network from another wireless fidelity, and that is the reason, why all the possible access points and devices are to use the only one SSID, aiming to connect a certain wireless fidelity.

Wireless Internet service provider (WISP)

WISP is any company that provides one with the internet access.

Internet Protocol Address (IP)

IP is a unique set of numbers that marks a certain computer or another element in the network.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

WEP is a dated standard of safety precautions and data protection in the wireless fidelity. Nowadays standard WPA is commonly used. It gives better protection, but still, not all the devices maintain WPA.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

WPA is a modern standard of safety precautions and data protection in the wireless fidelity. It helps to protect the web from the other users.

Wide Area Network (WAN)

WAN is a global computer web. That is the Internet. Speaking about WAN connector, one ought to know that it is the connector in the router used for connection with the internet service provider’s cable. The internet service provider’s cable serves for router to get access to the global web.