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Glossary

B
Bandwidth
bps
Broadband
C
Client
D
DHCP
Download
Driver
The transmission capacity of a medium in terms of a range of
frequencies. Greater bandwidth indicates the ability to transmit
more data over a given period of time.
Bits Per Second
A communications medium that can transmit a relatively large
amount of data in a given time period.
In a client/server architecture, a client is a computer that requests
files or services such as file transfer, remote login, or printing
from the server. On an IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN, a client is
any host that can communicate with the access point. Also called
a CPE. A wireless client is also called a "station." Also see server.
A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server dynamically
assigns IP addresses to client hosts on an IP network. DHCP
eliminates the need to manually assign static IP addresses by
"leasing" an IP address and subnet mask to each client. It
enables the automatic reuse of unused IP addresses:
A DHCP server at the system headend assigns a public IP
address to a router.
Routers contain a built-in DHCP server that assigns private IP
addresses to clients.
To copy a file from one computer to another. You can use the
Internet to download files from a server to a computer.
Software that enables a computer to interact with a network or
other device. For example, there are drivers for printers, monitors,
graphics adapters, modems, Ethernet, USB, HPNA, and many
others.
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