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A local-area network (LAN) protocol developed by Xerox Corporation in cooperation with DEC and Intel in 1976. Ethernet uses a bus or star topology and supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps. The Ethernet specification served as the basis for the IEEE 802.3 standard, which specifies the physical and lower software layers. Ethernet uses the CSMA/CD access method to handle simultaneous demands. It is one of the most widely implemented LAN standards.

A newer version of Ethernet, called 100Base-T (or Fast Ethernet), supports data transfer rates of 100 Mbps. And the newest version, Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second.



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Outstanding Page Ethernet tutorial
Contains an in-depth introduction to local area networks from Lantronix. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

Outstanding Page Networking Primer
The Network Primer, from Bay Networks, provides links to general networking concepts. Sections include information on LANS, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, hubs, switches, and internetworking.

  Addtron Technology Co. Limited
Home page of Addtron Technology Co. Limited, manufacturer of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet network connectivity products.

  D-Link Systems, Inc.
Home page for D-Link Systems Inc., manufacturer of hubs, switches, routers, transceivers, adapters, repeaters, media converters, and print servers. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Ethernet Information
A collection of links to resources, reference guides, technical information, white papers and articles about Ethernet, 100Base-T, and Gigabit Ethernet. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Ethernet Tutorials and Resources
Good collection of links to Ethernet information, including tutorials, FAQs, and guides. This page is hosted by the InterOperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire.

  Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Technology Center
Contains information on Ethernet/Fast Ethernet technology, including articles, columns, test results from industry studies and test summaries, book reviews, and useful links to other sites. This page is hosted by The Tolly Group.

  Kalpana Etherswitch product page
Offers product information on the Kalpana Etherswitch EPS-2015RS, a stackable 15-port Ethernet switch which features full duplex ethernet communications capabilities. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Migration to Switched Ethernet LANs
IBM white paper describing how to migrate from a normal Ethernet configuration to a switched Ethernet configuration. Includes a description of full-duplex (FDX) LANs. Updated on Apr 7, 1998

  Quick reference guide to Ethernet
Provides links to documents describing Ethernet, components, media, the Auto-Negotiation system, multi-segment configuration guidelines, and information on the Ethernet Configuration Guidelines book. Updated on Jan 3, 1998

  Yahoo!'s Ethernet page
Yahoo!'s directory of Ethernet. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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