Ethernet - Fast and Gigabit Ethernet
What is Ethernet?
This description of Ethernet explains the purpose of Ethernet, Ethernet standards and the terminology of hardware components.
What Is An Ethernet Card?
Ethernet cards are network adapters designed to support personal computers and other host devices. Ethernet cards are available in ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, and USB form factors.
What Is An Ethernet Port?
An Ethernet port is an opening on computer network equipment that Ethernet cables plug into. Ethernet ports accept cables with RJ-45 connectors.
Ethernet Tutorial - Introduction to Ethernet
This tutorial examines the basic technical elements of Ethernet including Ethernet frames, transmission protocol, devices, and cables.
Gigabit Ethernet is part of the family of Ethernet computer networking and communication standards supporting a theoretical maximum data rate of 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbps or 1000 Mbps).
Basic Ethernet Network Switches for Home Networks
Basic Ethernet switches can be used on home networks to connect computers. Most home network routers contain built-in Ethernet switches, but for those people who don't have or want routers, a network switch can also be purchased separately.
WoL - Wake-on-LAN
Wake on LAN (WoL) is an Ethernet network technology that allows you to power on a computer remotely. Wake on LAN was originally designed for use by professional administrators of local area networks (LANs), but it can be set up to work with any modern PC.
PoE - Power over Ethernet
Power over Ethernet technology enables ordinary Ethernet network cables to function as power cords. Power over Ethernet was designed for use with portable and wireless electronic equipment like Wi-Fi access points (APs).
Ethernet Practice Exam
This interactive test presents questions and answers on the essentials of Ethernet technology.
Auto Sense - Autosensing Ethernet Devices
Autosensing is a feature of 10/100 Ethernet hubs, switches, and NICs. Autosensing was developed to make the migration from traditional Ethernet to Fast Ethernet products easier.
How Ethernet Works
This article discusses the inner workings of Ethernet including CSMA/CD, segmentation, IEEE 802.3 and alternative standards.
Ethernet Media Access Control
Learn about the protocols behind half-duplex and full-duplex Ethernet communications.
Ethernet Frame Structure
See the format and contents of Ethernet frames including various technical extensions like jumbo frames.
What Is An Ethernet Cable?
An Ethernet cable is a popular type of network cable used for high-speed networking between two devices. Ethernet cables typically connect computers, routers and switches on IP networks.
Ethernet Physical Layer Specifications
Compare and contrast the OSI physical layer specifications for all major Ethernet flavors including 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and 1000Base-T.