Often abbreviated as muni Wi-Fi, municipal Wi-Fi is a city-wide (municipal) wireless network, based mainly on 802.11 networking standards that provide high-speed Internet access within the municipality for free or low cost access when compared to standard broadband access fees. Municipal Wi-Fi networks are a type of wireless mesh network.
In digital television the term must-carry is used to describe the legal obligation of a cable company (the carrier) to carry analog or digital signal broadcasts.
(1) Short for mutual exclusion object. In computer programming, a mutex is a program object that allows multiple program threads to share the same resource, such as file access, but not simultaneously. When a program is started, a mutex is created with a unique name. After this stage, any thread that needs the resource must […]
Short for network access point, a public network exchange facility where Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can connect with one another in peering arrangements. The NAPs are a key component of the Internet backbone because the connections within them determine how traffic is routed. They are also the points of most Internet congestion.
NAND Flash architecture is one of two flash technologies (the other being NOR) used in memory cards such as the CompactFlash cards. It is also used in USB Flash drives, MP3 players, and provides the image storage for digital cameras. NAND is best suited to flash devices requiring high capacity data storage. NAND flash devices […]
NAPT, or Network Address Port Translation, is a method by which many network addresses and their TCP/UDP (Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol) ports are translated into a single network address and its TCP/UDP ports. NAPT allows mapping of tuples of the type (local IP addresses, local TU port number) to tuples of the type (registered […]