Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 7 Buzzwords

Technology in Action, 9e Chapter 7 Buzzwords

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
Cat 6 cableclient/serverdata transfer rate
hacker(s)home network serverLAN
network adapter(s)network-readypeer-to-peer (P2P)
piggybackingrouterswitch
throughputtwisted-pair cableWAN
wiredwirelesswireless range extender


Instructions: Fill in the blanks using the words from the Word Bank above.

Cindy needed to network three computers for herself and her roommates, Liu and Rosita. She decided that a(n) (1) network was the right type to install in their dorm suite because a(n) (2) network was too complex. Because they all liked to stream digital movies from the Internet, they needed a high (3) , but doubted they would achieve the promised (4) in any network they installed. Although they knew using (5) media would provide the fastest Ethernet networks, they decided to use (6) media so that they could use their notebooks wherever they were in their suite. Therefore they needed to buy a(n) (7) with wireless capability that would allow them to share the broadband Internet connection that Sharon already had through a local ISP. This device would also double as a(n) (8) , preventing the need to purchase a separate device. Fortunately, all their computers already had wireless (9) installed, making it easy to connect the computers to the network. Cindy knew they would need to purchase some (10) , since the Xbox 360 they wanted to share only had a wired Ethernet adapter in it.

Cindy’s roommate Rosita wanted to know if they could hook into the (11) , or small network, that was already deployed for the students in the dorm. This student network was already hooked into the college’s (12) , or large network, which spanned all three of the college’s campuses. She knew they would need to be careful when connecting to the network, because some students from the dorm had accidentally been illegally (13) on a network from the cafe across the street. The connectivity for notebooks in the lounge at the end of the hall was very poor, so they needed to consider purchasing a(n) (14) to extend the range of the wireless signal. As a final detail, Rosita suggested they get a(n) (15) printer that would plug right into the router and allow them all to print whenever they needed to do so.