DSL is a high-speed Internet service like cable Internet. DSL provides high-speed networking over ordinary phone lines using broadband modem technology. DSL technology allows Internet and telephone service to work over the same phone line without requiring customers to disconnect either their voice or Internet connections.
DSL technology theoretically supports data rates of 8.448 Mbps, although typical rates are 1.544 Mbps or lower.
DSL Internet services are used primarily in homes and small businesses. DSL Internet service only works over a limited physical distance and remains unavailable in many areas where the local telephone infrastructure does not support DSL technology.
Routers are physical devices that join multiple wired or wireless networks together. Technically, a wired or wireless router is a Layer 3 gateway, meaning that the wired/wireless router connects networks (as gateways do), and that the router operates at the network layer of the OSI model.
Home networkers often use an Internet Protocol (IP) wired or wireless router, IP being the most common OSI network layer protocol. An IP router such as a DSL or cable modem broadband router joins the home's local area network (LAN) to the wide-area network (WAN) of the Internet.
By maintaining configuration information in a piece of storage called the "routing table," wired or wireless routers also have the ability to filter traffic, either incoming or outgoing, based on the IP addresses of senders and receivers.
Some routers allow the home networker to update the routing table from a Web browser interface. Broadband routers combine the functions of a router with those of a network switch and a firewall in a single unit.
A local area network (LAN) supplies networking capability to a group of computers in close proximity to each other such as in an office building, a school, or a home. A LAN is useful for sharing resources like files, printers, games or other applications. A LAN in turn often connects to other LANs, and to the Internet or other WAN.
Most local area networks are built with relatively inexpensive hardware such as Ethernet cables, network adapters, and hubs. Wireless LAN and other more advanced LAN hardware options also exist.
Specialized operating system software may be used to configure a local area network. For example, most flavors of Microsoft Windows provide a software package called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) that supports controlled access to LAN resources.
Secured Through Encryption - This means that the connection from the (AP) Broadcast location communicates to only Authorized (SM) subscriber modules and that this traffic is on a proprietary communication code.
Greyware Filtration - This is much like filtering out viruses with an AV (Antivirus) product. Greyware in its self is simply a coined term for defining spyware, adware, and malware. Those little nasties (bad programs) that get on a users computer and use it for the purposes of internet tracking, causeing pop-ups while users surf. This software can actually go to lengths to change target websites content and create links to websites and affiliates where they will derive cash flow from purchases made by the unsuspecting customer.
VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocal, but this is simply put telephone over the Internet instead of pot/ land lines.
MMO of MMORPG - This is reference to a fairly new and popular style of online game play. MMORPF stand for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. As there are other games that fit closely into this category, it is broken into MMO as a common reference for large online game play with communities based around the game. These styles of games don't use much for constant streams of data but do often require large updates that would normally be cumbersome with a slow connection such as dial-up or poor DSL and Cable.
Download/ Upload are terms regarding the connection speed of a computer to a network such as the Internet. Upload is in reference to how fast a computer can send data onto the network, whereas Download refers to how fast a computer can receive data from the network.
FPS - This is one of the older game terms for First Person Shooter. These games normally do not take up much fo a connection but need a decent connection at the onset or start of a map, level, or match.
Firewall - A device used to protect a network by basic policy and data forwarding. A firewall can be hardware or software. A hardware firewall is a network device that is normally not modular and most often Solid State (solid state - a unit with no moving parts). A software firewall is written as an application and is installed and ran through a computer.
AP - An access point or broadcast location is simply put whre a signal resonates and the device it resonates from.
SM - Subscriber module in our deployment is reference to the Motorola canopy devices that we deploy on customer premises.
Wi-Fi - Wireless Fidelity, Wi-Fi is a technology used to deliver a broadband connection via radio frequencies.
Backhaul/ BH - A Backhaul is a device used for heavy transport of network traffic. This type of connection is used to heavy transparent traffic. This traffic is transparent because itdoes not know it is traveling over a BH but travels as if it's moving over a network.