Networking Terms - S
What Is a Socket?
A socket is a software construction representing a single connection between two network applications. Network programmers typically use socket libraries like Berkeley Sockets or Winsock rather than coding directly to lower level socket APIs.
SSID - Service Set Identifier
An SSID is the public name of a wireless network. All of the wireless devices on a WLAN must employ the same SSID in order to communicate with each other. SSID stands for Service Set Identifier.
A subnet is a logical grouping of connected network devices. When a subnet is properly implemented, both the performance and security of networks can be improved.