Short for Windows Socket, an API for developing Windows programs that can communicate with other machines via the TCP/IP protocol. Windows 95 and Windows NT comes with Dynamic Link Library (DLL) called winsock.dll that implements the API and acts as the glue between Windows programs and TCP/IP connections.
In addition to the Microsoft version of winsock.dll, there are other freeware and shareware versions of winsock.dll. However, there is no official standard for the Winsock API, so each implementation differs in minor ways.
Refers to the combination of the Windows operating system running on Intel microprocessors. The term is often used sarcastically to indicate the close alliance between Intel and Microsoft. Because Windows 3.x and Windows 95 run only on x86 microprocessor architectures, Intel and Microsoft support each other in ways that many feel is unhealthy for the […]
Win32/Winwebsec is a Trojan horse that is delivered via a fake YouTube link that entices users to download and install a rogue security Trojan. The Winwebsec page may contain a message like “I can’t upload this to YouTube as it will get deleted. Click the link on the right to watch.” The malicious page will […]
Abbreviated as WiHD, WirelessHD is an industry-defined specification for a wireless digital network interface specification for consumer electronics. A wireless digital interface combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, intelligent format and control data, and Hollywood approved content protection. The WirelessHD specification has been architected in its first generation implementation high-speed rates from 2 Gbps to […]
- Wireless Distribution System
Abbreviated as WDS, in wireless networking, a Wireless Distribution System is used to extend your wireless network coverage. The Wireless Distribution System basically enables wireless interconnection of access points in an 802.11 network expand by using multiple access points without a wired backbone. See distribution system. See “DD-WRT Tutorial 2: Extend Range with WDS” on […]
A 54 Mbps wireless networking standard that has become popular due to its speed advantage over the widely used 802.11b (Wireless-B) standard. Wireless-G uses the same 2.4 GHz radio band that 802.11b uses and Wireless-G (802.11g) devices can also work with existing 11Mbps 802.11b equipment.