NetComm NP642 User Manual

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NP642 IEEE 802.11g PCI Adapter


YML785 Rev1

Subnet Mask:

The method used for splitting IP networks into a series of sub-

groups, or subnets. The mask is a binary pattern that is matched up

with the IP address to turn part of the host ID address field into a

field for subnets.


Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol. The basic

communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be

used as a communications protocol in a private network, i.e. intranet

or internet. When you are set up with direct access to the Internet,

your computer is provided with a copy of the TCP/IP program just

as every other computer that you may send messages to or get

information from also has a copy of TCP/IP.


The amount of data transferred successfully from one point to

another in a given period of time.


Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is an encryption scheme used to

protect wireless data communication. To enable the icon will prevent

other stations without the same WEP key from linking with the AP.

Wireless Bridge:

One of the additional AP operating modes offered by 54mpbs

Access Point, which allows a pair of APs to act as the bridge

that connects two Ethernet networks or Ethernet enabled clients