Networking Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing networking and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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  • W

    WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access)

    WiMAX is a wireless industry coalition whose members organized to advance IEEE 802.16 standards for broadband wireless access (BWA) networks...(Continued)

  • wink

    In telecommunications, a wink is a signal in the form of a brief interruption in an otherwise continuous signal.

  • wire speed

    Wire speed refers to the rate of data transfer a given telecommunication technology provides at the physical wire level.

  • wireless mesh network (WMN)

    A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a mesh network created through the connection of wireless access points installed at each network user's locale.

  • wireless WAN (Wireless Wide Area Network)

    A wireless WAN is a wide area network in which separate areas of coverage or cells are connected wirelessly to provide service to a large geographic area.

  • wrap plug

    A wrap plug, also known as a loopback plug, is a special plug that can be inserted into a port on a communications device to perform a diagnostic test called a loopback test.

  • X

    X server

    An X server is a server of connections to X terminals in a distributed network that uses the X Window System.

  • X terminal

    An X terminal is typically a diskless computer especially designed to provide a low-cost user interface for applications that run in a network X server as part of a distributed X Window System.

  • X.25

    The X.25 protocol, adopted as a standard by the Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and Telephone (CCITT), is a commonly-used network protocol.

  • X.500

    X.500 Directory Service is a standard way to develop an electronic directory of people in an organization so that it can be part of a global directory available to anyone in the world with Internet access.

  • x2

    x2 is a technology from US Robotics (now 3Com) for the downstream transmission of data over ordinary phone lines at 56 Kbps (thousands of bits per second).

  • XDMA (Xing Distributed Media Architecture)

    XDMA (Xing Distributed Media Architecture) is a network architecture for multicast streaming media transmissions.

  • Xmodem

    Xmodem is an error-correcting protocol for modem that was created in 1978 by Ward Christensen and became a de facto standard.

  • Y

    Ymodem

    Ymodem is an error-correcting protocol for a modem that uses larger data blocks for greater efficiency.

  • Z

    Zmodem protocol

    Zmodem is an error-correcting protocol for modems.

  • zone

    In general, a zone is an area of administration.

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