An old term used to describe a device-to-device network. (See device-to-device network, peer-to-peer network).
Advanced Encryption Standard. The preferred standard for the encryption of commercial and government data using a symmetric block data encryption technique. It is used in the implementation of WPA2. (See 802.11i, WPA2).
Access point. Often a wireless router, a device that connects wireless devices to another network.
A small application or utility program, usually written In the Java programming language that is designed to do a very specific and limited task. Applets are most commonly used in hand-held mobile devices.
A computer program that is designed to do a general operational task such as word processing or payroll. Internet browsers and graphic design programs are also considered applications. Application software runs on top of the operating system.
Describes the establishment and maintenance of the wireless link between devices. (If security is enabled, the devices cannot do anything but exchange security credentials with this link). (See authentication).
The process that occurs after association to verify the identity of the wireless device or end user and allow access to the network. (See association, 802.1X, WPA, WPA2).
Access Point. often a wireless router, a device that connects wireless devices to another network. (See AP.)