Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Different type of connections

We were talking today about types of connection so I'm posting these defintions about the different types of connection hoping it would some how help.

Type of Internet Connection

Dial-up connections: Modem, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), X.25Connect to a corporate network or the Internet by using dial-up access.

Local area connections: Ethernet, Token Ring, cable modem, digital subscriber line (DSL), Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), IP over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), IrDA, wireless, wide area network (WAN) technologies (T1, Frame Relay)Typical corporate user.

Virtual private network (VPN) connections: VPNs, over Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) or Layer Two Transfer Protocol (L2TP), to corporate networks or the Internet. Connect securely to a corporate network over an existing connection to the Internet.

Direct connections: Serial cabling, infrared link, DirectParallel cable Synchronize information between a handheld Windows CE computer and a desktop computer.

Incoming connections: Dial-up, VPN, or direct connections. Allow other computers to dial into this computer.

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