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Glossary of " N "

Used in an optical network to boost the strength of the signal. These are now commonly used to replace network repeaters.

A hardware tap placed on a network for the purpose of packet capture. Used in latency measurement systems.

Used in older optical networks to extend the useful distance of the network by regenerating the signal at various points. Nowadays, network amplifiers are more commonly deployed...

A hardware device that combines network switch functionality with the ability to route data packets, and so segment networks and the traffic they carry. Also may contain...

A hardware device which connects multiple segments of a local area network.

NIC

Or Network Interface Controller/Card (NIC) is a hardware component that connects a computer server to a local area network.