What is ethernet?

  • (noun): A type of networking technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second.


Ethernet /ˈiːθərnɛt/ is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs). Ethernet was commercially introduced in 1980 and standardized in 1985 as IEEE 802.3. Ethernet has largely replaced competing wired LAN technologies.

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Steele (supercomputer) - Hardware
... of 16-32 gigabytes RAM, 160 GB to 2 terabytes of disk, and Gigabit Ethernet and SDR InfiniBand to each node ... MRJ-21 wiring system delivering over 900 gigabit Ethernet connections and eight 10 gigabit Ethernet uplinks ...
Carrier Ethernet
... Carrier Ethernet is a marketing term for extensions to Ethernet to enable telecommunications network providers ("common carriers" in US industry jargon) to provide ...
Layer Walker - Related
... The ATA-over-Ethernet initiator is part of the mainline Linux kernel since 2.6.11 Kernel Korner - ATA Over Ethernet Putting Hard Drives on the LAN The ATA ...
Cortina Systems - Acquisitions
... products 2006 Intel Optical Networking – Component Division Ethernet Framers, Ethernet PHYs, Optical Transport FEC framers, Ethernet over SONET service framers, and T1/E1 Line Interface Units 2007 Immenstar ...