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Study Guide, Exam #3, Page 1 Study Guide 1. The communication medium is the physical material or method used to transports the signal, such as a 2. copper wire telephone line, a television cable, or radio waves. 3. Host on the Internet - computer connected directly to the Internet backbone. Also does routing and contains routing tables. 4. DNS (Domain Name System) – translating/associating a character-based name such as course.com with an IP address. 5. DSL service is provided by your telecommunications company using your telephone line for a high-speed connection to the Internet. 6. LAN - connect computers, printers, and other computer equipment for an office, several adjacent offices, an entire building or a campus. 7. Packet - a group of bits transmitted together. 8. TCP/IP – communication protocol used on the Internets. 9. Ethernet – a network protocol using CSMA/CD (Carrier sense/Multiple Access with Collision Detection) for transmission permission. Can break down and slow down in high traffic networks. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ethernet7.htm 10. Token-ring – a network protocol that passes a token around the network for transmission permission as opposed to Ethernet. Operates more efficiently in high-traffic networks. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ethernet17.htm
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course MGSC 290 taught by Professor Johnston during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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