Internet Terminology

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W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
an industry consortium which seeks to promote standards for the evolution of the Web and interoperability between WWW products by producing specifications and reference software.

(Wide Area Network) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network and the term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network

Wi-Fi detector
is a standalone handheld device, or possible a USB device that is connected to a computer. The wi-fi detector is used to determine the presence of a Wi-Fi network or hotspot nearby.

Wave file
an audio file format, created by Microsoft, that has become a standard PC audio file format for everything from system and game sounds to CD-quality audio. A Wave file is identified by a file name extension of WAV (.wav). Used primarily in PCs, the Wave file format has been accepted as a viable interchange medium for other computer platforms, such as Macintosh.

Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system. It's called Winsock because it's an adaptation for Windows of the Berkeley UNIX sockets interface. sockets is a particular convention for connecting with and exchanging data between two program processes within the same computer or across a network.

telecommunication in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or all of the communication path. Some monitoring devices, such as intrusion alarms, employ acoustic waves at frequencies above the range of human hearing; these are also sometimes classified as wireless.

data that precedes or frames the main data or a program that sets up another program so that it can run successfully. On the Internet, "http://" and "ftp://" are sometimes described as wrappers for the Internet addresses or Uniform Resource Locators that follow.

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