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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a standard for assigning dynamic Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to devices on a network.

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Technology used to prevent collisions and avoid interference between devices operating on the same wireless spectrum.

directional antenna

An antenna used to focus a transmission in a specific direction, used in point-to-point Wi-Fi broadcasts, also called a yagi.

DMZ

Demilitarized zone, an isolated computer or subnetwork that sits between an internal network that needs to remain secure and an area that allows external access.

DNS

The Domain Name System (sometimes called Domain Name Service) translates more or less alphabetic domain names into IP addresses.

DSL

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