Abbreviated as WNIC, a wireless network interface card is a network card which is used to connect radio-based computer networks. WNICs uses an antenna to communicate through microwaves and is typically connected using the computer’s PCI bus or USB port. Similar to a Network Interface Card (NIC), the WNIC also works on Layer 1 and Layer 2 of the OSI Model.
- wireless number portability
In mobile phones, number portability is the capability to change a mobile phone carrier without changing a mobile directory number (MDN) in a communication environment where the phone service providers use different intelligent network protocols.
- wireless personal area network
A wireless personal area network (WPAN) is a personal, short distance area wireless network for interconnecting devices centered around an individual person’s workspace. WPANs address wireless networking and mobile computing devices such as PCs, PDAs, peripherals, cell phones, pagers and consumer electronics. WPANs are also called short wireless distance networks.
- wireless repeater
Also called an expander, a wireless repeater is a device used to increase the effective coverage of your wireless network. Differing from traditional access points, the newer generation of Wireless-G wireless repeaters do not need to be directly connected to your network via cables. Instead the device simply needs to be within range of your […]
(1) A utility within an application that helps you use the application to perform a particular task. For example, a “letter wizard” within a word processing application would lead you through the steps of producing different types of correspondence. (2) An outstanding programmer. Also called a super- programmer. Common wisdom holds that one wizard is […]
Slang term used mainly by computer enthusiasts to express excitement or joy. Also spelled w00t.