Networking Terms - W
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy - makes 802.11b wireless LANs more secure. WEP is a protocol that adds security to wireless local area networks (WLANs) based on the 802.11b standard.
WISP - Wireless Internet Service Provider
A WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) offers public wireless network services. WISPs often install wireless hotspots that provide Internet access and local printer access to mobile computers.
WLAN - Wireless LAN
The WLAN supports network communication over short distances using radio or infrared signals instead of traditional network cabling. A WLAN typically extends an existing wired local area network.
WML - Wireless Markup Language
WML - the Wireless Markup Language - allows developers to produce content accessible to mobile wireless devices like cell phones and PDAs. WML extends technologies like HTML.
WoL - Wake on LAN
Wake on LAN (WoL) is a network technology that allows you to power on a computer remotely. Wake on LAN was originally designed for use by professional administrators of local area networks (LANs), but it can be set up to work with any modern PC.
In computer networking, a workgroup is a collection of computers on a local area network (LAN) that share common resources and responsibilities. The Microsoft Windows family of operating systems supports assigning of personal computers to named workgroups.
Computer worms are malicious software applications designed to spread via computer networks. Computer worms easily penetrate most firewalls and other network security measures.
WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security standard for wireless networks. WPA improves on the authentication and encryption features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
WWW - World Wide Web
The term WWW refers to the open development phase of the Internet in the 1990s. The World Wide Web consists of all the global public Web sites hosted on server computers and the client devices (computers, cell phones, etc.) that access their Web content.