Sunday, December 30, 2007


Fast Ethernet is an upgraded standard in connecting computers into a local area Network (LAN). It works just like regular Ethernet except it can transfer data at a peak rate of 100 mbps. Also referred to as 100BaseT, fast Ethernet is more expensive and less common than its slower 10BaseT sibling.

Additionally Ethernet is the most widely installed local area network technology. Now specified in a standard, IEEE 802.3, Ethernet was originally developed by Xerox and then developed further by Xerox, DEC, and Intel. An Ethernet LAN typically uses coaxial cable or special grades of twisted pair wires.

Other Type of Ethernet is Gigabit Ethernet, Which provides an even higher level of backbone support at 1000 megabits per second (1 gigabit or 1 billion bits per second).

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