WAP

Wireless Application Protocol. A standard protocol that enables mobile users to access the Internet in a limited fashion if WAP is supported and enabled on the mobile device, server, and wireless network. WAP users can send and receive e-mails and access Web sites in text format only (WAP does not support graphics).

wavelength-division multiplexing

See WDM.

WCDMA

Wideband Code Division Multiple Access. Radio interface technology used in most third-generation (3G) systems.

WDM

Wavelength-division multiplexing. Technique for transmitting a mix of voice, data, and video over various wavelengths (colors) of light.

weighted round-robin

See WRR.

Wideband Code Division Multiple Access

See WCDMA.

Windows Internet Name Service

See WINS.

WINS

Windows Internet Name Service. A Windows name resolution service for network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) names. WINS is used by hosts running NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) to register NetBIOS names and resolve NetBIOS names to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

WRR

Weighted round-robin. Scheme used to decide the queue from which the next packet should be transmitted.