Access Point – a central base station in a BSS
Acknowledgment – a response sent by the receiver to indicate the successful
receipt of data.
Advanced Encryption Standard.
An asynchronous block cipher adapted by NIST to replace DES
Advanced Mobile Phone System.
A North American analog cellular phone system using FDMA
Advanced Network And Services
A nonprofit organization created by IBM, merit and MCI to build a high speed
The Network Created By ANS
Advanced Research Project Agency.
A government agency that funded ARPANET, which later found global internet
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.
The packet switching NW found by ARPA, used for internet working research.
The original random multiple access method in which a station can send a frame
any time it has one to send [MA]
American National Standards Institute
A national standards organization that defines standards in USA
An analog conversion method in which the carrier signals amplitude varies wrt
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
A wide area protocol featuring high data rates and equal – sized packets text,
audio and video data.
International Mobile Equipment Identity
A unique number behind every mobile battery
Equipment Identity Register
Type of approval code
Represents Country Code &
Other are Assembly Codes
01 & 02 – AEG
07 & 40 – Motorola
10 & 20 – Nokia
41 & 44 – Siemens
- Sony Eriksson
The number of signal elements transmitted per second.
A signal element consists of one or more bits.
A wireless LAN technology designed to connect devices of different functions
such as mobiles, laptops etc.. In a small limited room