Ethernet is the technology of choice for today’s LANs. It is fast, has low costs, and is easy to maintain. Today’s Ethernet standards support speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 40 Gbps.
Ethernet functions at Layers 1 and 2 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. As such, Ethernet standards specify cabling, signaling, and data link layer addressing.
Because most LANs use Ethernet as the primary Layer 2 technology, most switches today are Ethernet switches. This section covers the fundamentals of Ethernet technologies and describes how switches operate.
What does BASE mean in 100BASE-T and 1000BASE-T?
BASE in 100BASE-T and 1000BASE-T refers to ...