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INSTITUTO TECNICO SAN MARTIN
MAGANGUÉ BOLÍVAR
MÓDULO DE INGLÉS. DOCENTE: LIC. GENOVEL CARRRANZA MORALES
STUDENT´S NAME: _name is marleidis __________________________________________________________________.
DATE: February 7th /2012.
SECOND ENGLISH ACTIVITY
TRANSLATE THE FOLLOWING TEXTS TO THE SPANISH AND THEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SUGERED BY YOUR ENGLISH TUTOR:
ACCESS POINT
An accesspoint is a device, such as a wireless router, that allows wireless devices to connect to a network. Most access points have built-in routers, while others must be connected to a router in order to provide network access. In either case, access points are typically hardwired to other devices, such as network switches or broadband modems.

Access points can be found in many places, including houses,businesses, and public locations. In most houses, the access point is a wireless router, which is connected to a DSL or cable modem. However, some modems may include wireless capabilities, making the modem itself the access point. Large businesses often provide several access points, which allows employees to wirelessly connect to a central network from a wide range of locations. Public accesspoints can be found in stores, coffee shops, restaurants, libraries, and other locations. Some cities provide public access points in the form of wireless transmitters that are connected to streetlights, signs, and other public objects.

While access points typically provide wireless access to the Internet, some are intended only to provide access to a closed network. For example, a business mayprovide secure access points to its employees so they can wirelessly access files from a network server. Also, most access points provide Wi-Fi access, but it is possible for an access point to refer to a Bluetooth device or other type of wireless connection. However, the purpose of most access points is to provide Internet access to connected users.

The term "access point" is often usedsynonymously with base station, though base stations are technically only Wi-Fi devices. It may also be abbreviated AP or WAP (for wireless access point). However, WAP is not as commonly used as AP since WAP is the standard acronym for Wireless Access Protocol.

BOOT DISK
A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, most disk drives would have a difficult time readingit. Instead, a boot disk is a disk that a computer can start up or "boot" from. The most common type of boot disk is an internal hard drive, which most computers use to start up from. The operating system installed on the hard drive is loaded during the boot process.

However, most computers allow you to boot from other disks, including external Firewire hard drives, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and floppydisks. In order to function as boot disks, these disks need to have an operating system installed that is understandable by the computer. This can either be a full-blown operating system like Windows or Mac OS X, or a small utility operating system, such as Norton Utilities or Disk Warrior.

CD and DVD boot disks are often used to start up a computer when the operating system on the internalhard drive won't load. This can happen when bad data blocks or other errors occur on the disk. By running a disk repair utility from the CD or DVD, you can often fix the hard drive and restart from it, using the full operating system.

CD (COMPACT DISC)
Stands for "Compact Disc." CDs are circular discs that are 4.75 in (12 cm) in diameter. The CD standard was proposed by Sony and Philips in 1980and the technology was introduced to the U.S. market in 1983. CDs can hold up to 700 MB of data or 80 minutes of audio. The data on a CD is stored as small notches on the disc and is read by a laser from an optical drive. The drives translate the notches (which represent 1's and 0's) into usable data.

The first CDs were audio CDs, which eventually replaced audio tapes (which earlier replaced...
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