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Node

Each device connected to a network

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network

two or more computers that are connected via software and hardware so they can communicate with each other.

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Network administration

People in charge of a network in a business

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data transfer rater

bandwith; the maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network

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throughput

actual speed of data transfer

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network architecture

the distance and amount of nodes on a network

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client/server network

client=Computer server=big computer that hooks up all of the computers

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peer to peer network

each node connected on the network can communicate directly with every other node on the network.

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Ethernet network

protocol by which nodes in a network can communicate

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gigabit ethernet

wired ethernet

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wireless fidelity

wifi

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802.11ac

most current standard of wifi network

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backward compatibility

current device can use earlier standards

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Transmission media

establish a communications channel between the nodes on a network.

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twisted pair cable

Typical computer and phone cord

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coaxial cable

single copper wire; like cable
tv

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fiber optic cable

very fast cable

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Cat 6

used for networking in houses

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network adapter

software that helps a node to communicate with any given network

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network interface card

used to connect

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modem

connects your network to the internet

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network navigation devices

help the flow of data in a network