Networking: connecting computer devices

Which of the following would NOT be a benefit of networking computers?
sharing software licensees
Megabit per second is usually used to measure
data transfer rate and throughput
Which of the following is an example of a locally administered network?
A P2P network
What do you need to get wireless Internet access at home?
a wireless router
Which type of Internet connection requires hardware to be installed outside your home?
Satellite
true or false: 802.11ac is the current wireless Ethernet standard.
true
true or false: Network adapters installed internally in a device are called NICs.
true
Which of the following can be used to add additional ports to your network?
switch
To determine what devices are connected to your router you should:
log into an account associated with your router’s IP address.
Which of the following is NOT a reason to connect your digital entertainment device to your home network?
Your stored entertainment files are more secure when connected to a home network.
Which of the following might cause interference or poor connectivity between nodes on a wireless network?
Concrete walls, Nodes that are too far apart, and some appliances
What device would be useful to amplify a wireless signal?
wireless range extender
true or false: Home network servers are used for file management tasks on a home network.
true
true or false: All devices must run the same version of an operating system to connect to a home network.
false
Backward compatibility
The accommodation of current devices being able to use previously issued software standards in addition to the current standards.
bandwidth
The maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network; usually measured in megabits per second.
Broadband
a high speed internet connection such as cable, satellite, or digital subscriber line.
Cable internet
A broadband service that transmits data over coaxial cables.
Cat 6 cable
A UTP cable type that provides more than 1 Gb/s of throughput
Client/ server network
A type of network that uses servers to deliver services to computers that are requesting them
Coaxial cable
A single copper wire surrounded by layers of plastic insulation, metal sheathing, and a plastic jacket; used mainly in cable television and cable internet service
Data Transfer rate
The maximum speed at which data can be transmitted between two nodes on a network; measured in megabits per second or gigabits per second
Digital Subscriber line
A type of connection that uses telephone lines to connect to the Internet and that allows both phone and data transmissions to share the same line.
Ethernet Network
A network that uses the Ethernet protocol as the means by which the nodes on the network communicate.
Fiber optic service
Internet access that is enabled by by transmitting data at the speed of light through glass or plastic fibers.
Firmware
System software that controls hardware devices
Gigabit Ethernet
The most commonly used wired Ethernet standard deployed in devices designed for home networks; provides bandwidth of up to 1 gbps
Hacker
Anyone who unlawfully breaks into a computer system
Home area network
A network located in a home that’s used to connect all of its digital devices
Home Network Server
A device designed to store, media, share media across the network, and back up files on computers connected to a home network
Internet service provider
A company that specializes in providing internet access. ISP’s may be specialized providers, like Juno, or companies that provide other services in addition to the Internet access
Local area network
A network in which the nodes are located within a small geographic area
Metropolitan area network
A wide area network that links users in a specific geographic area
Mobile broadband
connection to the internet through the same cellular network the cell phones use to get 3G OR 4G internet access.
Network
A group of two or more computers that are configured to share information and resources such as printer, files, and databases
Network adapter
A device that enables the computer to communicate with the network using a common data communication language, or protocol.
Network administration
Involves tasks such as installing new computers and devices, monitoring the network to ensure its performing efficiently updating and installing new software on the network, and configuring or setting up, proper security for a network
Network architecture
The design of a computer network; includes both physical and logical design
Network attached storage
A specialized computing device designed to store and manage network data.
Network interface card
An expansion card that enables a computer to correct other computers or to a cable modern to facilitate a high speed internet connection
Network navigation device
A device on a network such as a router or switch that moves data signals around the network
Network operating system
Software that handles requests for information, internet access, and the use of peripherals for the rest of the network node, providing the services necessary for the computers on the network to commmunicate
Network ready device
A device that can be attached directly to a network instead of needing to attach to a computer on the network
Node
A device connected to a network such as a computer, a peripheral, or a communications device
Peer to Peer (aka p2p) network
A network in which each node connected to the network can communicate directly with every other node on the network
Personal area network
A network used for communication among devices close to one person, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, using wireless technologies such as bluetooth