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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Chapter 6. The Ethernet 10Mbps Physical Layer

This chapter describes the physical characteristics of Ethernet LANs built using 10Mbps coax, twisted-pair, and fiber optic Ethernet media. Some Ethernet LANs are constructed using a single medium, such as twisted-pair cabling. However, many have been built using a mixture of media types.

Although many people think of coax Ethernet as a technology of the past, a quick check of cabling and components catalogs shows that a market for the technology still exists. There is an installed base of coax LANs that are working well and whose users are satisfied.

It is very unlikely that you will install a new coax Ethernet LAN. However, the architecture and key parameters for Ethernet LANs were defined for ...

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