Technology / Computers / Ethernet: A networking system that enables high speed data communication over coaxial cables. The Ethernet network system supports TCP/IP, AppleTalk, Novell Netware, and other network protocols. An Ethernet (LAN) connection is 10 Mbit/s or 100 Mbit/s, and is used to connect many computers that can all 'talk' directly to each other. Normally they will all talk with a few servers and printers, but the network is all-to-all. The distance is normally limited to below 1 km.
Technology / Computers / 10Base2: IEEE standard for baseband Ethernet at 10Mbps over RG-58 coax cable to a max distance of 185 meters. Also known as Thinnet, highly uncommon in modern network environments. MORE
Technology / Computers / 100BaseT: 100Mbps CSMA/CD ethernet LAN that operates on Category 5 UTP/STP cabling. Utilizes the star configuration. MORE