Broadband Internet delivery over the same cable that is used to bring in television content, primarily to residential subscribers.


Notebooks with chips made by Intel that feature integrated Wi-Fi.


A device or program connected to a server of some sort. Typically, a client is a personal computer connected to a server computer that relies on the server to perform some operations.

client-server network

In a client-server network, a centralized server computer controls and polices many of the basic functions of the network, and intermediates the communications between the computers on the network.

closed node

A Wi-Fi broadcast that is protected by WEP.

CompactFlash (CF) card

Used to add memory (and in some cases other functionality, such as Wi-Fi connectivity) to PDAs, digital cameras, and other handheld devices.