Nanochip - A very very small electronic
Nanosecond - A billionth of a second.
Nanotechnology - The science of extremely
small electronic devices.
more information about nanotechnology.
NAU - Network Addressable Unit.
Newbee - Slang term for someone who has
just started using a computer or the internet (such as chatrooms).
Newsgroups - Groups of people sharing
information. USENET is the collection of these groups on the internet. Word of
Warning - know to what group you are posting and all of their rules. There are plenty
of good newsgroups still out there, you just have to wade through so much
garbage before you find it. You will just have to look around and find what
works for you but again, be sure of the rules before you post. Trust us, we can
tell you from experience. Newsgroup tip - The best way to find quality newsgroups
are internet websites that publish the newsgroup feed. You don't have to use a news
reader. You can do it all through your internet browser.
NetBEUI - Netbios Extended User Interface.
A type of network protocol.
Netbook - A no frills, scaled down laptop
mainly intended for web browsing. Does not have the computing power of a
conventional laptop, but comes at a very attractive price.
Network - A collection of computers linked
together for the purpose of sharing information.
for basic information about networking |
Click here for information of basic home networking components.
Ngram Viewer - A data visualization
tool that crawls 500 billion words culled from 5.2 million books published
between 1500 and 2008 that Google has indexed in its cloud computing system.
NIC - Network Interface card. This piece
of hardware, a card or built into a motherboard, connects a pc to a network much
like a modem. Older cards are connected by BNC connections (looks like the
cables used for tv cable). Newer NIC's use CAT5
cable with RJ45 connectors (looks like a big phone jack). Newer than that are
fiber optic wires that have very small "wires" and use a connector very similar
to the BNC connectors. The latest nic's are
Read about wireless network cards here |
Click here for instructions on how to build CAT5 cables.
Node - Term refers to a piece of hardware
on a network .Computer, printers, servers on the network.
Noise - In electronics terms, any unwanted
electrical signal causing interference.
NOS - Network Operating System.
Normally Closed - A switch that does allow
voltage flow in it's resting state.
Normally Open - A switch that does not
allow voltage flow in it's resting state.
NSP - Network Service Provider.
NSTIC - National Strategy for Trusted
Identities in Cyberspace. Run by the US Commerce Department, it is a national
cyber-identity system that gives consumers who opt in a single secure password
and identity for all their digital transactions. It is intended to protect
consumers from online fraud and identity theft.
NTP - Network Time Protocol. A
standard protocol for the transfer of time across networks and the internet.
NTSC - Acronym for National Television
Systems Committee. The current analog television broadcast standard first
established in 1953.
Null - Zero or none.
NVRAM - Non Volatile Random Access Memory.
Works like RAM except retains information after hardware is turned off.