Knowledge Base Glossary

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

802.11
IEEE standards specifying a variety of wireless protocols. When used in the context of wiTECH, 802.11g and 802.11n are the primary standards being referenced. wiTECH utilizes the 2.4 GHz frequency range.
Bandwidth
Refers to network bandwidth, which is the measure of a communication channel throughput in bits/sec or a multiple thereof. Commonly, network bandwidth is expressed as kbps or Mbps. These values represent 1000 bits/sec and 1 million bits/sec respectively.
IP Address
An IP Address is a unique identifier given to a network device to facilitate communication on a network. A standard IPv4 address is 32-bits in length and commonly represented as 4 bytes or octets, represented by numbers ranging between 0 and 255. IP addresses can be assigned to devices dynamically from a DHCP server or assigned manually to each device.
IP Address Conflict
IP conflicts happen when the same IP address has been assigned to more than one device on the same network. This situation can cause delays and outages affecting diagnostics. An IP address defined for a device MUST be unique to that device and cannot be used by other devices.
SSID
Service Set Identifier. A 1-to-32 character identifier for an 802.11 WiFi network. Commonly called a "network name."
VCI Pod
Generic term, which refers to a vehicle communications interface (VCI) device such as a wiTECH Pod or a microPod.
wiTECH 1.0
wiTECH 1.0 was the original diagnostic system launch beginning in calendar year 2008. It consists of a PC-based application operating with a vehicle communications interface device, such as the wiTECH VCI Pod, microPod, or StarMOBILE.
wiTECH 2.0
The wiTECH 2.0 system is an Internet based diagnostic tool that consists of a display device and either a microPod or a wiTECH VCI Pod. Display devices may be any device capable of operating a compatible browser. wiTECH 2.0 began deploying in 2014.

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