Used to bypass the router portion of the gateway when a customer wants to use their own wireless router, rather than the router built into the gateway provided by BHN for RR service. Bridge Mode
Used to provide high speed Internet services such as cable Internet and Home Phone service. Enables communication between a cable headend or hub and a customer?s cable modem. The CMTS will encapsulate downstream IP packets (headend to modem) within MPEG packets which are broadcasted through the cable system. Cable Modem Termination System
Computer software programs used to accomplish a variety of tasks. Word processors, spreadsheets, database, contact management and graphics programs are all examples of desktop applications. Desktop Application
The drop (or drop cable) is the portion of a cable system that connects individual subscribers to the cable system. It begins at a connection point on the cable tap and ends at the subscriber?s television. Drop
The transmission, electronically, of letters, memos and messages from one computer to another. Email
A modem that contains a built-in router. Gateway Modem
A master facility that receives TV signals from over-the-air, satellites, terrestrial microwave, and direct cable feed. The Headend then processes the signals which involves: combining into one RF signal, Emergency Alert System alerts, encrypting premium content, compressing digital signals, and for our hybrid fiber coax system it converts the RF signal into light for transmission through the fiber-optic cable. The headend also has the CMTS equipment and switches necessary for HSI and Home Phone service. Headend
HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial) is a telecommunications term for a broadband network which combines optical fiber and coaxial cable. Bright House Networks uses an HFC Network architecture to deliver phone, Internet, and video to our customers from our NOC and headend locations. HFC Network
When you connect multiple computers together in the same location, such as a home or office, you create what is called a LAN, or Local Area Network. Using a LAN, computers can pass data back and forth between other computers, printers, modems, etc. LAN
A generic term to describe a class of various streaming media boxes available to consumers; specific examples include Apple TV and Roku. MEdia Box
Modem is an acronym for "MOdulator/DEModulator," which is an electronic device for sending and receiving data across the Internet from a local computer. Bright House Networks supplies cable modems (a faster class of modems than telephone modems) for its customers who subscribe to HSI services such as Earthlink or Lightning High Speed Internet. Modem
Network Address Translation (associated with commercial accounts). This is an interface that helps translate IP addresses between a customer's LAN and their external Internet connection. Most often this will be a noted on work orders by "NAT On" or "NAT Off." NAT
When wireless equipment is set up to restrict unauthorized access, the network security key is the password required to "unlock" a network or computer by any user who wants to connect to it. Not all equipment uses this term in its wireless security screens; some equipment uses the term password instead. Network Security Key
A NIC is a hardware device that allows a computer to connect to a network. NICs are usually built directly into computers but can also be attached in other ways, such as a USB attachment. Most NICs use Ethernet ports for connecting to devices such as modems or routers. NIC
A unit that provides a set of data and information for how to handle that data. Packet
A utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is reachable online. Pinging works by sending out a packet to an IP address and waiting for a response. PING
Software that identifies and then enables certain applications or processes on a computer to share a single physical connection to a network. Port Software
A state a cable modem passes through during reboot when it is establishing communications with the ISP's servers. Ranging
A router links a local network to a remote network. For example, most company LANs use a router to connect to the Internet. Router
The Slingbox is a TV streaming device that enables users to remotely view their cable, satellite, or DVR programming from an Internet-enabled computer with a broadband Internet connection. Slingbox
A cable tap is the point where a cable drop connects to the service line. The tap might be up a pole or in a pedestal on the ground. From the tap the drop runs to your home, either in the air or underground. TAP
The model of a network and the communication paths within it. It provides data on how information should be transferred and structured between two sources. TCP/IP
Through a UDP, computer applications send messages to other hosts on the same IP network without requiring prior communication. UDP
A wireless adapter is a device that permits an individual computer or laptop to communicate with a wireless network. In many newer machines the wireless adapter is built in; older machines may require an adapter that connects through a USB or PCMCIA slot or another connector. Wireless Adapter
A wireless hub is a device that broadcasts signal for computers to connect to a wireless network. Computers equipped with a wireless adapter can connect to a network broadcasting from a wireless hub with the proper security credentials. Wireless Hub
What is it called when computers and other devices that are connected to share hardware, software, and data? Computer Network
A real time, face to face meeting between individuals not in the physically in the same place is called? Videoconference
A phone, such as a cellular or satellite phone, that uses a wireless network. mobile phone
The act of working from a remote location bu using computers and networking technology. telecommute
The use of networking technology to provide medical information and services telemedicine
A network that uses a central device connected directly to several other devices star network
In a client-server network, a computer that is dedicated to processing client requests. server
A location that provides wireless Internet access. hotspot
A network in which computers and other devices are connected to the network via physical cables Wired Network
A network in which computers and other devices are connected without physical cables Wireless Network
A network that uses a central cable to which all network devices connect. Bus Network
In a client server network, a computer or other device that requests and uses network resources. Client
To retrieve files from a server download
to transfer files to a server upload
a private network that is set up similarly to the internet and is accesses via a Web browser Intranet
The amount of data that can be transferred, such as via a bus or over a networking medium, in a given time period. bandwidth
An intranet that is at least partially accessible to authorized outsiders. Extranet
The amount of data that is transferred under real life conditions. Throughput
A method of transmitting data in which data is sent out to all nodes on a network and is retrieved only by the intended recipient. Broadcasting
A networking standard for very short-range wireless connections Bluetooth
a common connection point of the network and simply act as a repeater. hub
An expansion board you insert into a computer so the computer can be connected to a network. network interface card
A device use to create 2 or more LAN segments, each of which is a separate collision domain. bridge
Are data link layer devices that let multiple LAN segments be interconnected into single networks. switches
is an internet working device that passes data packets between networks based on Layer 3 addresses. router
a wireless access point (WAP) is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network access point
a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information and demodulates the signal to decode the transmitted information. modem
it defines how the nodes of a network are connected. topology
it defines how the nodes of the network are physically connected . physical topology
A network setup where each computer and network device is interconnected with one another, allowing for most transmissions to be distributed, even if one of the connections go down. mesh topology
Here each device has a dedicated point-to-point link to the central controller called “Hub”(Act as a Exchange). star topology
Here one long cable act as a backbone to link all the devices are connected to the backbone by drop lines and taps. bus topology
The signal is passed in one direction from device to device until it reaches the destination and each device have repeater.The signal is passed in one direction from device to device until it reaches the destination and each device have repeater. ring topology
one of the most common network setups that is similar to a bus topology and a star topology. tree topology
Type of internet service that connects wirelessly through mobile phone services. 3G and 4G service
Device used to access the internet, computer, tablet, phone, or printer. Access device
Appears after the path, tells browser to load a specific part of the page usually begins with a #. Anchor
Maximum data transfer rate of a network or Internet connection. It measures how much data can be sent over a specific connection in a given amount of time. Bandwidth
Fast data transfer speeds, always connected and can transmit multiple signals simultaneously. Broadband service
A software application used to locate and display web pages. Browser
Usually identifies the organization in a URL. Domain name
(DNS) translated domain names into IP addresses. Domain server
Commercial transactions conducted electronically online. Ecommerce
Messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network. Email
Loads a specific page, separated by a /. File path
Acts as a host or network interface identification and location addressing. IP Address
Provides internet access, such as XFINITY. ISP
Device that enables a computer to transmit data, either hard wired or wireless, to the internet. Modem
Unit of data that is routed between an origin and destination. Packets
String of characters after the path, begins with a ? Parameters
Device that forwards data packets along networks. It is connected to at least two networks either LANs or WANs. Router
Most URLs begin with http or https. Scheme
A program that searches for and identifies items in a database that correspond to keywords or characters specified by the user, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web. Search engine
To work from home, making use of the internet, e-mail, and the telephone. Telecommuting
What are two or more computers connected by a wireless radio connection so that they can exchange information a part of? Network
What are a group of computers in a small geographic area a part of? LAN
What is used to centralize data and share it or save it in a network? Server
What is a computer that is not a server and is used by individuals? Client
What is a special electronic circuit inside any computer attached to a network? Networkinterface
What physically copnnects computers to one another in a network? Networkcable
What kind of network cable is most commonly used? Twistedpaircable
What is the part of a company’s network that allows access to nonemployees? Extranet
What is the part of a company’s network that allows access to employees? Intranet
What does HTTP stand for Hypertext
What is SMTP's (Simple Mail transfer Protocol) most common form? email
What is another name for 1 byte? Octet
What sends out a message to all devices on the same network segment? Broadcast
What acts as a security guard between the internet and a network? Firewall
What sends signals over different frequencies at once? Broadband
What is a device that can connect multiple network segments? router
What are devices that change digital data into analog for transmission over analog network medium and then back to digital at the receiving end? Modem
What is the data rate supported by a network connection or interface? Bandwidth
What are any devices that connect network environments that are not alike? Gateways
What is used to connect multiple devices on the same network within a building or campus? Switches
What is the most basic networking device that connects multiple computers or network devices together? Hub
What indicates your computer's virtual location in a network? IPadress
Long Term Memory RAM
Lightweight computer that uses touchscreen Tablet
A computer and network connection Interface
Security device that controls access from the Internet Firewall
Small disk files that contain software codes System Files
Input device that emits an electronic signal Light Pen
Input device used to capture video images in real time Webcam
Use finely focused laser beam to read and write data Compact Discs
Converts characters, images and text to digital data Scanner
A wireless computer mounted on a mobile cart Computer on wheels
Easily transported wireless computer Laptop
Magnetic storage media inside a computer Hard Drive
Another word meaning quality of the image Resolution
Uses tiny nozzles to spray ink on paper Ink jet printer
A type of programming language COBOL
A type of software FOSS
Network lined up on a single cable Bus Network
Routes data between networks using IP address Router
Network that can reach across wide geographic areas Wide area network
Sends signal from router to PC Wireless
Two or more computers connected together so they can communicate and share resources. network
How fast data transfers through networks. bandwidth
nodes are in a small geographic area LAN
large network designed to provide access to a city (geographic area) MAN
Can be wired or wireless and establishes communications between nodes on a network transmission media
cable made up of copper wires that are twisted around each other. twisted-pair cable
cable made of a single copper wire coaxial cable
made up of plastic or glass fibers that transmit data extremely fast fiber-optic cable
data sent through a network in bundles packets
transfers packets of data between two or more networks router
acts like a traffic signal on a network they receive data packets and send them to the intended nodes switch
stands for Network Interface Card NIC
The largest global computer network (WAN) that uses TCP/IP to transfer data. Internet
Refers to any device that communicates with other devices wirelessly, meaning there is no physical connection between them. wireless
A device for connecting multiple network devices and multiple segments. Switch
A private data resource using the same technology as the internet. Intranet
A set of rules or standards that control communication between devices. Protocol
Automatic switching to a backup computer system in the event of system failure. Failover
Software that provides services to a client, or the hardware that is running it. Server
Software or hardware that requests services from a server. Client
A device for connecting multiple network devices in one segment. Hub
The purpose of scrambling data so it can be sent securely over networks. Encryption
Device that forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network. Router
Device which converts between digital and analogue signals, e.g. telephone line to computer. Modem
Formatted unit of data sent across networks. Packet
The amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another in a given time period. Bandwidth
Device that connects different network segments and media. Bridge
A set of rules governing communication between computers on a network Protocol
Systems that are formed by links. Networks
MAN Metropolitan Area Network
Copper cabling used for telephone communications and most Ethernet networks. TPC
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
A group of computers and electronic devices with a common set of rules and procedures administered as a unit. Domain
A collection of workstations and servers on a LAN that are designed to communicate and exchange data with one another. Workgroup
NIC Network Interface Card
IP Internet Protocol
Connects multiple networks that are in geographically separated locations. WAN
Any device that sends and receives information on the network. Host
An always-on service that uses radio signals for transmitting Internet access Line of Sight
A private network that connects remote sites or users together over a public network. VPN
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP
A technology that is used to transmit and receive multiple signals using different frequencies over one cable. Broadband
AP Access Point
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
Receives data on one port and then sends it out to all other ports. Hub
Protects data and equipment on a network from unauthorized access. Firewall
Regenerates weak signals as its primary purpose Repeater
computer resources must be ready for use by authorized users when needed availability
keep information protected from unauthorized disclosure or viewing confidentiality
process of converting data into a secret code for transmission over a public network cryptography
separate two or more parts of a network to control data exchange between each other firewall
prevent data from being modified or tampered with integrity
rate at which a processor can complete a processing cycle clock speed
data sent to your computer by a Web server that records your actions on a certain Web site cookie
code made up of numbers separated by three dots that identifies a particular computer on the Internet IP address
computer network limited to a small area such as an office building, university, or even a residential home LAN
main circuit board of your computer and is also known as the mainboard or logic board motherboard
each motherboard has a collection of chips and controllers known as _____ chipset
external device that provides input and output for the computer (e.g. keyboard, mouse) peripheral
memory containing hardwired instructions that the computer uses when it boots up, before the system software loads ROM
protocol used for sending e-mail over the Internet using a set of commands that authenticate and direct the transfer of electronic mail SMTP
hardware or software that acts as a bridge between two networks so that data can be transferred between a number of computers gateway
might include word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email application application software
a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style blog
a hardware device capable of transmitting an analog or digital signal over the telephone, other communication. communication device
an electronic device for storing and processing data computer
Computer literacy is the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving. computer literacy
completed partially or entirely by using a computer. computer-aided
Manufacturing: make (something) on a large scale using machinery.
Convergence: the process or state of converging.
(central processing unit):the part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed cpu
facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis data
Desktop computer: is a term commonly used to describe a system unit.
A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software developer
a camera that records and stores digital images digital camera
is the set of competencies required for full participation in a knowledge society digital literacy
an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose ebook
E-book reader: is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals.
system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system embedded computer
Enterprise computing: is a buzzword that refers to business-oriented information technology that is critical to a company's operations.
Enterprise user: is computer software used to satisfy the needs of an organization rather than individual users.
execute: and software engineering is the process by which a computer or a virtual machine performs the instructions of a computer program.
a list of questions and answers relating to a particular subject, especially one giving basic information for users of a website FAQ
Game console: A specialized desktop computer used to play video games.
graphical user interface: a visual way of interacting with a computer using items such as windows, icons, and menus, used by most modern operating systems.
Green computing: is the environmentally responsible and eco-friendly use of computers and their resources.
handheld computer: is a computer that can conveniently be stored in a pocket (of sufficient size) and used while you're holding it.
Hardware: tools, machinery, and other durable equipment.
Home user: A user is a person who uses a computer or network service.
Information: is stimuli that has meaning in some context for its receiver. When Information is entered into and stored in a computer, it is generally referred to as data.
Information processing: is the change (processing) of information in any manner detectable by an observer.
cycle: (sometimes called a fetch–decode–execute cycle) is the basic operational process of a computer.
input device: is (a piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance. Examples of input devices include keyboards, mouse, scanners, digital cameras and joysticks.
installing : install program. Also called a "setup program" or "installer," it is software that prepares an application (software package) to run in the computer.
Instant message: a message sent via the Internet that appears on the recipient's screen as soon as it is transmitted.
Internet: a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
Internet-enabled: the single worldwide computer network that interconnects other computer networks, on which end-user services, such as World Wide Web sites or data archives, are located, enabling data and other information to be exchanged, (Also called) the Net.
Laptop computer: a computer that is portable and suitable for use while traveling.
Mainframe: (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning, and transaction processing.
Memory: is any physical device capable of storing information temporarily or permanently.
Microblogging: A type of blog that lets users publish short text updates. Bloggers can usually use a number of service for the updates including instant messaging, email, or Twitter. The posts are called microposts, while the act of using these services to update your blog is called microblogging.
Mobile computing: is a generic term that refers to a variety of devices that allow people to access data and information from wherever they are. Sometimes referred to as "human-computer interaction," mobile computing transports data, voice, and video over a network via a mobile device.
Mobile device: (or handheld computer) is a computing device small enough to hold and operate in the hand. ... Mobile devices may run mobile operating systems that allow third-party apps specialized for said capabilities to be installed and run.
Mobile users: A person traveling with a smartphone, tablet or other portable device that requires Internet access via a cellular system.
Netbook: is a small, light, low-power,that has less processing power than a full-sized laptop but is still suitable for word processing, running a Web browser and connecting wirelessly to the Internet.
network: is defined as a group of two or more computer systems linked together. There are many types of computer networks, including the following: local-area networks(LANs): The computers are geographically close together (that is, in the same building).
notebook computer: is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.
Online:Recently, however, the term "online" usually means being connected to the Internet. The connection can be through a phone line, using a dial-up or DSL modem, a cable line via a cable modem, or through a wireless connection. A computer can also be online via a connection to a computer network.
Online banking: a method of banking in which transactions are conducted electronically via the Internet.
Investing online: also known as online trading or trading online, is a process by which individual investors and traders buy and sell securities over an electronic network, typically with a brokerage firm.
Online social network is an online platform which people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Operating system: the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.