An international standard suite of protocols defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The fist layer of the OSI model
The second layer of the OSI model
The third layer of the OSI model
The fourth layer of the OSI model
The fifth layer of the OSI model
The sixth layer of the OSI model
The seventh layer of the OSI model
Basic component of communication over a network. A group of bits of fixed maximum size and well-defined format that is switched and transmitted as a complete whole through a network. It contains source and destination address, data, and control information.
The primary data that is sent from a source network device to a destination network device
A device that gives a graphical/visual representation of signal levels over a period of time
An agreement that governs the procedures used to exchange information between cooperating entities; usually includes how much information is to be sent, how often it is sent, how to recover from transmission errors, and who is to receive the information
A set of protocols that are commonly used together and operate at different levels of the OSI seven-layer model
The process where a receiving system verifies and puts together packets into coherent data
A networking term used to refer to the logical stream of data flowing between two programs and being communicated over a network.
Handles the process of differentiating among various types of connections on a PC
Each independent network in a TCP/IP internetwork
A Layer 2 (Data Link) multiport device that filters and forwards frames based on MAC addresses
The connection-oriented payload of an IP packet
An architecture model based on the TCP/IP protocol suite, which defines and standardizes the flow of data between computers
The portion of an Ethernet frame that is the frame check sequence (FCS).
Part of an Ethernet frame that describes/labels the frame contents
A connectionless networking container used in UDP communication
A popular cabling for telephone and networks composed of pairs of wires twisted around each other at specific intervals
Shared functions, subroutines, and libraries that allow programs on a machine to communicate with the OS and other programs
A piece of the spectrum occupied by some form of signal, whether it is television, voice, fax data, and so forth
A connector used for 10Base2 coaxial cable
A type of cable that contains a central conductor wire surrounded by an insulating material, which in turn is surrounded by a braided metal shield
Interference from one device to another, resulting in poor performance in the device’s capabilities. This is similar to having static on your TV while running a hair dryer, or placing two monitors too close together and getting a “shaky” screen.
The IEEE term for the 48-bit MAC address assigned to a network interface
A high-speed physical medium for transmitting data that uses light rather than electricity to transmit data and is made of high-purity glass fibers sealed within a flexible opaque tube. Much faster than conventional copper wire
Ratings developed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) to define the risk of network cables burning and creating noxious fumes and smoke
A mix or blend of two different topologies

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