Glossary

This glossary defines many of the terms, abbreviations, and acronyms related to networking. It includes all the key terms used throughout the book. As with any growing technical field, some terms evolve and take on several meanings. Where necessary, multiple definitions and abbreviation expansions are provided.

Numbers

802.1Q

An IEEE form of trunking.

802.1X

An IEEE definition of port-based authentication.

802.15.1

An IEEE definition of personal-area networks.

802.15.1-2005

An IEEE definition of personal-area networks that includes additions incorporated in Bluetooth v1.2.

802.16e

An IEEE standard defining point-to-multipoint broadband wireless definitions and an amendment to 802.16.

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