the Point-to-Point Protocol. It is a communications protocol for transmitting
information over Ethernet between different manufacturers
Protocol: A protocol is a set of rules for interaction agreed upon between multiple
parties so that when they interface with each other based on such a protocol, the
interpretation of their behavior is well defined and can be made objectively, without
confusion or misunderstanding.
Router: A router is an intelligent network device that forwards packets between
different networks based on network layer address information such as IP addresses.
Subnet Mask: A subnet mask, which may be a part of the TCP/IP information
provided by your ISP, is a set of four numbers (e.g. 255.255.255.0) configured like
an IP address. It is used to create IP address numbers used only within a particular
network (as opposed to valid IP address numbers recognized by the Internet, which
must be assigned by InterNIC).
TCP/IP, UDP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and
Unreliable Datagram Protocol (UDP). TCP/IP is the standard protocol for data
transmission over the Internet. Both TCP and UDP are transport layer protocol. TCP
performs proper error detection and error recovery, and thus is reliable. UDP on the
other hand is not reliable. They both run on top of the IP (Internet Protocol), a
network layer protocol.
WAN: Wide Area Network. A network that connects computers located in
geographically separate areas (e.g. different buildings, cities, countries). The
Internet is a wide area network.
Web-based management Graphical User Interface (GUI): Many devices
support a graphical user interface that is based on the web browser. This means the
user can use the familiar Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer to Control/configure
or monitor the device being managed.