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

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server

A computer or device on a network that manages network resources.

shoulder surfing

Reading confidential information on a computer over someone's shoulder.

social engineering

Tricking a person into revealing their password or other confidential information.

SOHO

Small office or home office.

SSID

Service set identifier, used to identify the “station” broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal. Also called the network name, or wireless network name. Apple calls the SSID for their AirPort products the AirPort ID.

standard

Used in engineering to mean the technical form of something such as a message or a communication.

See also [protocol]
static IP address

An IP address that does not change.

switch

An intelligent hub used to connect computers on a network.

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