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Networking for Beginners - Dictionary of Network Terminology

This index of wireless and computer networking terms provides a quick reference for beginners and more experienced folks alike.
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0.0.0.0
0.0.0.0 is an Internet Protocol (IP) address. On Windows PCs, having an IP address of 0.0.0.0 indicates failure to join a TCP/IP network. 0.0.0.0 is also used by TCP/IP network software applications to monitor traffic from any valid IP address.

10.0.0.1
The IP address 10.0.0.1 is standard for some types of network routers including Cisco routers. 10.0.0.1 is a private IP address often called the default gateway.

10.0.0.2

10.1.1.1

127.0.0.1
127.0.0.1 is an reserved IPv4 address. 127.0.0.1 is a special purpose address conventionally used as a computer's loopback address.

192.1.1

192.168.1.1

192.168.0.0
The IP address 192.168.0.0 represents the start of a Class C private address range. 192.168.0.0 is a private IP address not usable on the Internet.

192.168.0.1
The IP address 192.168.0.1 is the default for some home broadband routers and other types of network equipment. 192.168.0.1 can also be used as an address for a different device on your home network.

192.168.0.2
The IP address 192.168.0.2 is the second address in a range sometimes used by home computer networks. A broadband router can automatically assign 192.168.0.2 to a device on the local network, or an administrator can do it manually.

192.168.0.100
192.168.0.100 is an IP address used as the default by a few network routers. A broadband router can also automatically assign 192.168.0.100 to a device on the local network, or an administrator can do it manually.

192.168.1.0
The IP address 192.168.1.0 represents the 192.168.1.x range of addresses where x is between 1 and 255. The 192.168.1.0 network is the default used with Linksys brand home broadband routers. 192.168.1.0 is not a valid address for an IP host.

192.168.1.2

192.168.1.5
192.168.1.5 is the fifth IP address on the 192.168.1 network. A broadband router can automatically assign 192.168.1.5 to a device on its network, or an administrator can do it manually.

192.168.1.100

192.168.1.101

192.168.1.254

192.168.2.1

192.168.2.2

192.168.100.1

255.255.255.0

802.11
802.11 is a family of standards for wireless local area network (WLAN) networking. Popular 802.11 standards include 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.

802.11a
802.11a is an industry standard technology for wireless LAN (WLAN) communication. 802.11a is one of a series of wireless Ethernet standards in the 802.11 family.

802.11ac

802.11b
802.11b is an industry standard technology for wireless LAN (WLAN) communication. 802.11b is one of a series of wireless Ethernet standards in the 802.11 family.

802.11g
802.11g is an industry standard technology for wireless network communication that related the older 802.11b standard. 802.11g connections support a maximum bandwidth of 54 Mbps compared to the 11 Mbps of 802.11b.

802.11n
802.11n is an IEEE standard for Wi-Fi wireless networking. 802.11n is intended to supersede the earlier 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi standards.

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