Technical Terms and Definitions

DTE - Hardware

Data Terminal Equipment. The X.25 term for an end node. Device at the user end of a user-network interface that serves as a data source, destination, or both. DTE connects to a data network through a DCE device (for example, a modem) and typically uses clocking signals generated by the DCE. CTE includes devices such as computers, protocol translators, and multiplexers. Compare with DCE.