IT Jargon Explained

IT Jargon Explained W

WAN (Wide Area Networks) A way of linking computers at different office sites, perhaps hundreds of miles apart, so that they can share information and peripherals like printers.

The World Wide Web The Web gives you user-friendly access to pages of business information. A collection of pages is known as a Web site. Having your own Web site lets you promote and sell your products and services to the world. Customers could browse your catalogue, place an order and pay by credit card – all on line, 24 hours a day. Its a real opportunity for smaller businesses to compete.

Web The Web is the common term for the World Wide Web

Web page A ‘page’ of information available to anyone via the Internet.

Web site A collection of Web pages.

WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy, sometimes eroniously called Wireless Encryption Protocol, is a deprecated security algorithm for 802.11 wireless networks. It has been superceded by the more secure WPA.protocol.

Wi-Fi – Wireless Fidelity.

WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) – a security protocol for 802.11 wireless networks, styronger than the old WEP encryption.

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