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Internet click to hear : Internet

Global network consisting of thousands of public and private networks of varying sizes; it is linked by a set of standard communications protocols.
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dedicated line router microwave relay station Internet user modem telephone line desktop computer e-mail software browser submarine line cable modem cable line access server Internet service provider server satellite earth station telecommunication satellite

dedicated line click to hear : dedicated line

Telephone or cable communications link reserved for one use or for a specific user.

router click to hear : router

Interconnecting device that transmits data between two or more networks by determining the best path for them.

microwave relay station click to hear : microwave relay station

Facility that receives and amplifies signals transmitted in the form of microwaves and relays them to another receiver.

Internet user click to hear : Internet user

Person using the Internet.

modem click to hear : modem

Device that converts digital signals into analog signals so that computers can communicate with each other over telephone lines.

telephone line click to hear : telephone line

Linking of two off-site devices by cable within a telephone network.

desktop computer click to hear : desktop computer

Small workstation or microcomputer designed for stationary use.

e-mail software click to hear : e-mail software

Software used to format, send and receive messages over the Internet.

browser click to hear : browser

Software used to search and consult Internet sites.

submarine line click to hear : submarine line

Linking of off-site devices by underwater cable.

cable modem click to hear : cable modem

Modem used to connect a computer to the Internet over a cable line.

cable line click to hear : cable line

Linking of two off-site devices by cable within a cable network.

access server click to hear : access server

Communications server that provides subscribers with remote connection to the Internet.

Internet service provider click to hear : Internet service provider

Company that is permanently connected to the Internet; it provides individuals and organizations with access to various Internet services.

server click to hear : server

Computer that hosts various resources (including files, applications and databases) and places them at the disposal of all the devices connected to the network.

satellite earth station click to hear : satellite earth station

Facility that transmits radio waves to a satellite and receives radio waves from a satellite.

telecommunication satellite click to hear : telecommunication satellite

Satellite designed and placed into geostationary orbit to ensure long-range reception and transmission of signals in the form of radio waves.