- wall plate
A rectangular plastic mold that is used to cover a hole in a
wall. The wall plate has a plug in it, into which a networking cable can be
connected. The hidden side of the wall plate also has a cable, which in turn
connects to the rest of the network.
- WAN (wide-area
A network that by definition includes components that are
relatively far apart, typically in different buildings, and almost always
requiring connectivity through a telephone company.
- WAN link
Term referring to a service that the phone company provides,
through which a pair of devices can send and receive data to each other, with
the data passing through the telco's network.
- WAN switch
- See [telco
Refers to the graph of the electrical signal on a wire, over
time. A square waveform is used for the transmission of digital
- web address
A string of characters that can be used to uniquely identify a
particular web page. Also known as a uniform resource
- web browser
Software that resides on the computer that the end user uses.
The browser requests a web page from a web server, and after the server
responds, the web browser displays the information that a web server
- web client
Software, running on an end user computer, that provides a user
interface to the end user to display the web pages that are stored on web
- web content
- See [content]
- web object
- See [object]
- web page
Term that describes the actual content transferred from the web
server to a web browser. This typically refers to what is seen at one point in
time in the web browser.
- web server
Software, running on some server computer hardware, that allows
web browsers to connect to it for the purpose of retrieving web
Jargon that refers to the web pages and web server that compose
the web content for a particular organization or individual. This term typically
includes all the web pages built by the company or person who owns the
- well-known port
A port number that a server purposefully uses for a particular
application, so when client computers want to use that service, they know what
destination port to put into the TCP destination port
- wide-area network (WAN)
- See [WAN]
A thin, long, somewhat cylindrical piece of metal that is used
to transmit data. The wire typically has a plastic coating to provide strength
to the brittle wire.
- wiring closet
Typically a small room (hence the word closet) where all cables from all the computers
- wiring panel
- See [patch
- World Wide Web (WWW)
- See [WWW]
- WWW (World
The combined set of all websites in the universe. Often, the
term WWW is used to generally refer to the Internet, specifically in the context
of all the websites available through the Internet.
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