• August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    multistation access unit (MSAU)

    A multistation access unit (MSAU) is a hub or concentrator that connects a group of computers ('nodes' in network terminology) to a token ring local area network.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    loopback test

    A loopback test is a test in which a signal in sent from a communications device and returned (looped back) to it as a way to determine whether the device is working right or as a way to pin down a failing node in a network.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    loopback

    In telephone systems, a loopback is a test signal sent to a network destination that is returned as received to the originator. The returned signal may help diagnose a problem.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    Kbps (kilobits per second)

    In the U.S., Kbps stands for kilobits per second (thousands of bits per second) and is a measure of bandwidth (the amount of data that can flow in a given time) on a data transmission medium.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    gigabit

    In data communications, a gigabit is one billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 (that is, 10^9) bits. It's commonly used for measuring the amount of data that is transferred in a second between two telecommunication points.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    null modem

    A null modem cable allows you to connect your PC to another nearby PC or serial device using its modem protocol.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    forest-and-tree model

    The forest-and-tree model is a logical structure for interconnecting multiple network domains in Windows 2000 and later operating systems.  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)

    VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) is an Internet protocol that provides a way to have one or more backup routers when using a statically configured router on a local area network (LAN).  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    virtual network computing (VNC)

    Virtual network computing (VNC) is a type of remote-control software that makes it possible to control another computer over a network connection...  Continue Reading

  • August 07, 2006 07 Aug'06

    terminal emulation

    Terminal emulation is the ability to make one computer terminal, typically a PC, appear to look like another, usually older type of terminal so that a user can access programs originally written to communicate with the other terminal type.  Continue Reading

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