Glossary


"AP" stands for Access Point, in terms of our network is referring to a wireless radio in combination with antenna that broadcasts and is connected with a C.P.E to enable two way internet communications.
"CPE" stands for "Customer Premises Equipment" It is the equipment mounted on the outside of the house used to connect to our Tower Network
"IMAP" stands for Internet Message Access Protocol and is a method for an end user to receive and access their e-mail.
"IP" is the Internet Protocol used on the majority of networks around the world. Most commonly a 32 bit address represented as 4 decimal numbers. eg. x.x.x.x
"Line of Sight" (LoS) refers to an unobstructed view between the mounting location and our tower.
"MegaBit - mb" is a unit of measurement commonly used to measure bandwidth over a network. It is 1/8th of a MegaByte as a bit is 1/8th of a byte.
"MegaByte - MB" is a unit of measurement commonly used to measure the size of a file on a computer.
"Non Line of Sight" (NLoS) refers to an obstructed view between the mounting location and our tower. Often caused by trees and can affect the performance of the C.P.E.
"PoE" stands for "Power Over Ethernet" and is the method used for powering the outdoor radio. The cable from outside plugs into a small "injector," and is usually located near the router or computer.
"PoP" stands for Point of Presence a location that has access to the internet. Any one of the Cybernet1 Towers can be considered a PoP.
"POP" in terms of e-mail refers to the Post Office Protocol, a method for an end user to receive and access their e-mail.
"PPPoE" is the Point to Point Protocol Over Ethernet, and is used by Cybernet1 to Authenticate via a username and password to our billing servers in order to assign network information to the end user. Often, this username and password are configured in the end-user's router.
"Power-Cycle" refers to unplugging the power cord for approximately 1 minute, then plug the power cord back in. Allow several minutes to 'boot up' and for devices to reconnect.
"Radio" is used interchangeably with C.P.E. and is just a short name for any type of wireless communication device.
"Router" is a device often directly connected to the C.P.E that translates Cybernet1's Public IP network into a Private Network for home and business use. Often these are referred to as the WiFi or Wireless Router.
"Severe Weather" is intended to mean: unusually high winds, excessive lightning, tornados, etc. CyberNet1 reserves the right to charge for any weather-related service call at the hourly rate of $75.
"SMTP" is the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol and is a method for the end user to send e-mail out.
"Tier1 Network" refers to a network that does not require transport across any other network to get to every part of the Internet.