Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a standard for assigning dynamic Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to devices on a network.

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Technology used to prevent collisions and avoid interference between devices operating on the same wireless spectrum.

directional antenna

An antenna used to focus a transmission in a specific direction, used in point-to-point Wi-Fi broadcasts, also called a yagi.


Demilitarized zone, an isolated computer or subnetwork that sits between an internal network that needs to remain secure and an area that allows external access.


The Domain Name System (sometimes called Domain Name Service) translates more or less alphabetic domain names into IP addresses.


Digital Subscriber Line, a technology used to deliver broadband Internet services over telephone lines.

dynamic IP addressing

The provision of IP addresses to computers dynamically.