3.2.8 and 3.3.1: Protocols for communicating over a network provide standards for timing, message format, message size, encapsulation, encoding, and message patterns. The most common protocol to manage these standards for a wired local-area network (LAN) is Ethernet.
3.3.2: The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE 802.3 Committee develops the standards for Ethernet technologies. The name of an Ethernet standard often identifies its speed, transmission type, and cabling. For example, 100BASE-T is 100 megabits per second (Mbps) baseband transmission over twisted-pair cabling. Table 29-1 lists some common standards for Ethernet.