Glossary of Terms

802.11 — IEEE standard that specifies 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps wireless connectivity. Defines aspects of frequency hopping and direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) systems for use in the 2.4 MHz ISM (industrial, scientific, medical) band. Also refers to the IEEE committee responsible for setting wireless LAN standards.

acceptance testing — A type of testing used to determine whether the network is acceptable to the actual users.

access — A specific type of interaction between a subject and an object that results in the flow of information from one to the other.

access control — The process of limiting access to system resources only to authorized programs, processes, or other systems (on a network). This term is synonymous with controlled access and limited access.

access control mechanism — Hardware or software features, operating procedures, management procedures, and various combinations thereof that are designed to detect and prevent unauthorized access and to permit authorized access in an automated system.

access list — A list of users, programs, and/or processes and the specifications of access categories to which each is assigned; a list denoting which users have what privileges to a particular resource.

access point (AP) — A wireless LAN transceiver interface between the wireless network and a wired network. Access points forward frames between wireless devices and hosts on the LAN.

access type — The nature of an access right to a particular device, ...

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