Acrynoms starting with 'W' commonly used in data communications

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Web HostA company where your web site resides for connection to the internet, such as Internet Business Services, Inc.
WEPWired Equivalent Privacy is a type of security for wireless networks.
WFQWeighted Fair Queues is used to help provide QOS.
White Pages The Internet supports several databases that contain basic information about users, such as e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and postal addresses. These databases can be searched to get information about particular individuals. Because they function akin to the telephone book, these databases are often referred to as "white pages."
WiFiis a term referring to the 802.11 (a,b,g,n) standards for wireless LANs as set forth by the IEEE.
winkThe momentary presence or interruption of a supervisory signal
wink-start signalAn off-hook condition generated by CPE equipment that notifies the network that the CPE equipment will be ready to receive when on-hook condition resumes
WISPWireless Internet Service Provider
WMMWireless Multi Media
WormA computer program which replicates itself and is self-propagating. Worms, as opposed to viruses, are meant to spawn in network environments. Network worms were first defined by Shoch & Hupp of Xerox in Communications of the ACM (March 1982). The Internet worm of November 1988 is perhaps the most famous; it successfully propagated itself on over 6,000 systems across the Internet.
wwwWorld-Wide Web An easy but powerful global information system, based on a combination of information retrieval and hypertext techniques.