Similar to Wi-Fi, ______ is designed to provide Internet access to fixed locations (sometimes called hotzones), but the coverage is significantly larger.
______ is typically used with LANs that have a star topology and can be used in conjunction with twisted-pair, coaxial, or fiber-optic cabling.
The accompanying figure displays a ____.
______ transmissions are used with cell phones and are sent and received via cellular (cell) towers.
______ is the use of networking technology to conduct real-time, face-to-face meetings between individuals physically located in different places.
Robert is a medical writer for a pharmaceutical company. The company allows robert to work from home. Robert’s job is a(n) _______ job.
Gabrielle is the network administrator at a medium-sized company. One of her responsibilities is to purchase network devices to maintain the company network. Gabrielle would like to purchase a new _______, which would be used to connect the company’s LAN and the Internet.
Technically, to be called a _____, a device must convert digital signals (such as those used by a computer) to modulated analog signals (such as those used by conventional telephone lines) and vice versa.
The technique used for data sent over the Internet is ______.
______ satellites travel at a speed and direction that keeps pace with the earth’s rotation, so they appear (from earth) to remain stationary over a given spot.
_____ was originally developed to carry a large number of high-speed video transmissions at one time, such as to deliver cable TV service.
ONe type of mobile phone that might be used when mountain climbing far from any cellular tower is a ________.
_____ technology is commonly used to monitor the status of objects, such as shipping boxes, livestock, or expensive equipment to which these types of tags are attached.
A ______ is a network that covers a relatively small geographical area, such as a home, office building, or school.
Local Area Network (LAN)
A global positioning system (GPS) consists of ______ and a group of GPS satellites.
The ______ network consists of 24 Department of Defense satellites that are used for location and navigation purposes.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
_____ refers to the amount of data that can be transferred (such as over a certain type of networking medium) in a given time period.
Monitoring systems may also use ______,which are devices that respond to a stimulus (such as light, heat, or pressure) and generate an electrical signal that can be measured or interpreted.
Gabrielle realizes that to improve network performance, she needs to buy and install a ______, which identifies the device on the network for which the data is intended and sends the data to that device only.
______ is a wireless standard that is designed for very short range (10 meters , approximately 33 feet or less) connections.
A _______ transmits all data received to all network devices connected to it, regardless of which device the data is being sent to.
A network adapter, also called a _____ when it is in the form of an expansion card, is used to connect a computer to a network.
Network Interface Card (NIC)
In a _____,there are a number of different connections between the devices on the network so that data can take any of several possible paths from source to destination.
The _____ allows individuals to “placeshift” multimedia content from their home TVs and DVRs to their portable computer or mobile device
The accompanying figure shows a _____ network.
Some wireless ______ are created by cities or large organizations to provide free or low-cost Internet access to residents of a particular area.
Metropolitan Area Network (MANs)
The Wi-Fi standard _____ is no longer manufactured (but is backwards compatible with one of the other newer standards.)
A means to provide a wireless connection to a peripheral devices. This is similar to, but different from, Bluetooth.
Gabrielle is the network administrator at a medium-sized company. One of her responsibilities is to purchase network devices to maintain the company network.
Gabrielle is planning to connect selected devices to the network wirelessly with a wireless ____.
____ is the use of networking technology to provide medical information and services.
In a ____ network, there are a number of different connections between the devices on the network so that data can take any of several possible paths from source to destination.