WAN - Wide Area Network. A network
that covers a large area.
Watercooled - Newer hi tech devices create
large amounts of heat. One option is to use a water cooled system to bring the
temperature down on a pc. Computer systems can be cooled with
water much like a car's radiator.
WATS - Wide Area Telephone Service
Watt - A measure of
electrical strength (or power). Pressure of one volt causes a current of one
ampere to flow across a circuit.
Wattage - Electrical power rating measured
Waveband - Radio wave frequencies bands.
White Spaces - Unlicensed and unused TV
channels. Microsoft an other companies are developing high speed internet
service through these channels.
Wifi - Wireless Fidelity.
Here is an
article on how to connect to the internet though Wifi.
Wiiitis - A medical condition where the
wrist or elbow is injured do to repetitive motions with a Sony Wii controller.
Similar to tennis elbow.
WiMax - A way to transmit very high
bandwidth connections over a distance of up to 30 miles.
Click here for
an article about WiMax.
Winsock - Windows Sockets
Wireless - A device that uses infrared or
electromagnetic signals to transfer data.
Click here to
see an article about wireless jargon
Wireless Phone - A wireless phone works
much like a cordless phone but connects through a PSTN (public switched
telephony network) instead of a POTS line (plain old telephone service or
regular telephone lines). Security is the guaranteed feature with wireless
here to read more about cordless and wireless phones.
Wire Braid - The metal wire that covers
the inner wires of a cable.
Whitelist - A predefined list of IP
addresses that are allowed to send email, just the opposite of a blacklist (spam
here to learn more about whitelist.
WL - Abbreviation for Wave Length
Word Processor - A program that assists in
writing, correcting and editing written documents.
Worm - A program
made to enter through security holes in networks.
WRAM - Windows Random Access Memory. Type
of memory for video cards.
WWW - World Wide Web. The collection of
web servers that form the internet.