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    Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      Added TCP and UDP.

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      How about MPF WLR SMPF and CP I think these will be searched for in the near future with Sky Customers

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      MPF = Metallic Path Facilities - A phone line carrying voice and broadband managed by the ISP
      SMFP = Shared Metalic Path Facilities - A line where BT manages the Voice side and another ISP the broadband, usually, but not always, through a locally unbundled loop.
      WLR = Wholesale Line Rental - Where a supplier rents the line from BT and resells it to consumers, eg, Sky Talk with Rental.
      CP - The only one I am aware of for this in a technological sense is CPE - Consumers Premises Equipment - Strictly speaking everything needed to connect to the net, modem/router, network cards, cables etc., which are in the users premises.

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      Another one that comes up quite often-
      REIN - Repetitive Electrical Impulse Noise - the bane of broadband connections, especially in the winter/Xmas period due to flashing lights, but can be present all the year round. More information can be found here-
      ::. Kitz - REIN .::

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      I think the CP-Communications Provider which Sky are now

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      A couple more CRC errors and Fec Errors

      ::. Kitz - REIN .:: Had a good look found it very interesting

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      Here is a list of the ones i think should be there feel free to pick the ones you want to add




      ATM
      Asynchronous Transfer Mode
      A network technology capable of carrying all types of telecommunications traffic. In effect, ATM combines circuit- and packet-switching technologies,
      synthesising the simplicity of the former with the flexibility of the latter, permitting high-speed transmission comparable with circuit switching.




      PPP
      Point to Point Protocol
      Most well known as a protocol that allows a computer to use a regular telephone line and a modem to make TCP/IP connections and thus be really
      and truly on the Internet.




      Bandwidth
      The maximum amount of information you can receive over your line at one time, measured in Kilo (thousands) or Mega (millions) bits (binary digits) per second.
      Bandwidth and broadband 'speed' are different ways of describing broadband capacity.




      DNS
      Domain Name System or server
      Domain name system. Domain names are linked to internet protocol (IP) addresses so you only have to type in, eg, "www.skyuser.co.uk" and the DNS
      computer finds the correct IP address.


      Dynamic IP address
      Each computer or device connected to the internet needs its own internet protocol (IP) address. Devices and sites that are constantly connected to the
      internet usually have a static IP address so the Domain Name System (DNS) can reliably route traffic to the right place. When you connect as an individual
      to the internet you are usually assigned an IP address dynamically - it is your computer's address on the internet for the duration of that connection and
      ceases to be your address when you log out.




      GUI
      Graphical User Interface
      Pronounced goo-ee. A pictorial 'front end' program to simplify the operation of computers like the IBM PC and the Apple Macintosh.
      Documents are stored in pictures ('icons') of drawers or filing cabinets (which represent files or directories in disk drives).



      HTTP
      HyperText Transport Protocol
      The protocol for moving hypertext files across the internet. Requires a HTTP client program on one end, and an HTTP server program on the other end.
      HTTP is the most important protocol used in the world wide web (WWW).




      IP address
      Internet Protocol address
      Sometimes called a dotted quad. A unique address consisting of four parts separated by dots, e.g. Every machine that is on the Internet has a unique IP
      address - if a machine does not have an IP address, it is not really on the Internet. Most machines also have one or more domain names that are easier
      for people to remember.




      IP
      Internet Protocol
      An agreed standard protocol across all internet systems. It transports data packets across the Internet. Communication hosts on the internet have an IP
      Address, also known as a dotted quad or dotted decimal, which uniquely identifies the machine.




      ISP
      Internet Service Provider
      An institution that provides access to the internet in some form.



      Latency
      The degree of delay on a communication link. Low latency is always desirable, but is particularly critical on voice and videoconferencing links.
      A higher degree of latency can be tolerated on data, where the primary requirement is for the integrity of the received data.




      Local loop
      The part of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) which connects subscribers' equipment with the nearest local telephone exchange. Until recently
      this was effected exclusively by means of a copper wire. Radio in the Local Loop (RITTL) - sometimes known as a Radio Tail - is employed as an alternative
      in some cases.




      Microfilter
      ADSL broadband requires separate voice and data channels on your phone line at home or the office. Microfilters - sometimes called 'splitters' - are
      attached to every phone socket on your line to keep the channels separate.




      OEM
      Original Equipment Manufacturer
      A firm which makes parts that other firms incorporate into their own gear or complete equipment that these other firms sell under their own brand name.




      Router
      A modem capable of providing service to more than one computer in your home or office.




      SMTP
      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
      The standard protocol for transferring electronic mail from one computer to another through the Internet.




      USB
      Universal Serial Bus.
      USB is a simple pluggable technology used to connect all kinds of devices including keyboards, mouse, digital cameras, disc drives to your computer.




      URL
      Uniform Resource Locator
      The standard way to give address of any resource on the Internet that is part of the world wide web (WWW). A URL looks like this;
      "http://www.skyuser.co.uk" The most common way to use a URL is to enter into a WWW browser program, such as internet explorer or firefox.




      Wi-Fi
      Wireless broadband that is available at 'hotspots' in thousands of public locations across the UK and around the world. Airports, railway stations, motorway
      services, cafes, shops and bars increasingly offer broadband access. All you need is a notebook computer with a wireless networking card fitted - you can
      buy vouchers for access online.




      Wireless access point
      For access to wireless broadband services you need to be within range of a public wireless access point, also known as a hotspot. There are already
      thousands of hotspots around the UK and across the world. All you need is a notebook computer or other device that has a card installed for wireless
      networking and vouchers for access that can be bought online.




      Wireless adapter
      Each computer or device requires a wireless networking card or adapter to be fitted to connect to a wireless network in the home or workplace or at any one
      of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots.

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

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      Hi have you had a look at the first page but all the extra`s will come in use when Saturday Updates thank you

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      Re: Common ADSL jargon and abbreviations

      Quote Originally Posted by steve16751 View Post
      superping
      Hi have you had a look at the first page but all the extra`s will come in use when Saturday Updates thank you

      Yeah but could not be bothered to back to page 1 to check if they where there so just posted them lol

      I am a lazy git

     

     
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