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List of netowrking, wireless, broadband, satellite, telephony, general computing and other technical terms used throughout the site.
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WPS WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a wireless security standard that provides non-technical users with a simple method of securing their wireless network.

The most common implementation includes pushing a physical button on a wireless router/access point. In addition, WPS-certified devices also support an 8-digit PIN, usually printed on a sticker on the device itself for authentication.

Recently (as of December 2011), flaws in WPS have been discovered that affect most major vendors and allow an attacker to crack the WPS PIN within a couple of hours. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has notified vendors and issued an advisory that suggests turning off WPS as an workaround until a better solution is implemented. See vulnerability note VU#723755
WYSIWYG WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get, pronounced "wizzy-wig") refers to software that displays what your work will look like while you're creating it.

Sometimes also WYSINQWYG ;) (What You See Is Never Quite What You Get, pronounced "wizzin-quig").
xDSL DSL ( Digital Subscriber Line ) is a method of high-speed data transfer over ordinary copper telephone lines. xDSL refers to the different variations of DSL, such as ADSL, HDSL, SDSL and RADSL.
XML XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create common information formats and share both the format and the data, most commonly on the web. It generally similar to HTML and helps share information in a consistent way. XML is "extensible" because, unlike HTML, the markup symbols are unlimited and self-defining.
YAGI A Yagi antenna, or simply a Yagi, is a popular type of unidirectional antenna commonly used in communications above 10 MHz, such as Amateur radio, CB radio and some surgace satellite communications systems. A basic Yagi consists of three or more half-wave elements (one driven, one reflector, and one or more directors), and offers very high directivity and gain.
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
ZSL ZSL (Zero Slot LAN) refers to a type of LAN that uses existing communication ports (serial, parallel, USB, etc.) rather than requiring NICs that occupy expansion slots on the networked computers.

ZSLs are typically slower than regular LANs and limited to a just a few network nodes.
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