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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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backoff

For CSMA/CD Ethernet, a period of time that a station must wait before retransmitting after participating in a collision. The period is a randomly selected multiple of the slot time.

balanced cable

A metallic cable designed with symmetric transmission elements so that their induced magnetic fields will cancel each other out.

base page

The first 16-bit message exchanged during Ethernet Auto-Negotiation. Also called the base link code word.

baseband

Communication via pulses serially impressed on a medium. Only one signal can be on the medium.

Bayonet Neil-Concelman (BNC)

A type of connector used for thinnet Ethernet.

Beacon frame

A frame transmitted by a station on a Token Ring or FDDI ring that has ...

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