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Repeater
Boost signal strength
Switch
Connects devices on network and sends data to correct device
Bridge
Connects two networks of same type
Hub
Connects devices on network and broadcasts data to all devices
NIC
Card required to connect a device to a network
Router
Connects different networks together.
Protocol
A set of rules to enable effective communication
HTTP
Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS
Secure Protocol for webpages
GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications
SMTP
Email protocol
POP3
Deletes the message from the server
IMAP4
Pushes message to phone and keeps message on server
Dual Band
Uses two frequencies
Quad Band
Uses 4 frequencies
Tri Band
Uses 3 frequencies
USB
Universal Serial Bus
Bluetooth
Wireless, close range connection
Wi-Fi
Wireless local area network
LAN
Local Area Network
WAN
Wide Area Network
WPA
Wireless security for networks
Standalone
A computer that is not connected to a network
Workstation
A computer connected to a network
VPN
Virtual Private Network
Intranet
Internal network enabling communications and information sharing
Latency
Time delay between sending and receiving data over a network
Infrared
Short range wireless connection
Ethernet
Standard network protocol includes physical cables used to set up the network.