The Internet is a network of autonomous systems.
Transmission capacity measure by bit rate
(sometimes written bitrate) the number of bits that are conveyed or processed per unit of time. e.g. 8 bits/sec.
The communication standard that connects most desktop computers to one another via cables.
Internet Engineering Task Force - develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards and protocols, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).
A group of computers and servers that are connected to each other.
Local Area Network - a connection between multiple computers which shields their traffic from outside networks
Time it takes for a bit to travel from its sender to its receiver.
Short for modulation and demodulation device; translates digital network traffic to and from other signal types such as radio waves
A system or function can fail and its work taken over in short time and at low cost by another part of a larger system
Any network device that accepts requests from multiple clients and provides back meaningful responses.
Wide Area Network - a network-of-networks that connects large groups of network devices to one another
A facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area