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Tech Terms, 3rd Edition by Jeff Rutenbeck

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Numbered Terms

10Base-T

Level: 2

Definition: Refers to the standard digital Ethernet LAN system commonly used for data networks transmitting at a maximum of 10 Mbps. The “10” in 10Base-T refers to the maximum throughput of the network. x“Base-T” denotes the transmission medium, where T refers to twisted-pair (telco standard RJ-45) copper data/phone lines. Other Ethernet media include 10Base-F for fiber and 10Base-2 for coaxial cable. (See also 100Base-T.)

100Base-T

Level: 2

Definition: A version of a digital Ethernet LAN system called Fast Ethernet, which has ten times the capacity of a regular 10Base-T Ethernet system. A 100Base-T system has a transmission capacity of 100 Mbps over twisted-pair Category 5 (CAT-5) lines. (See also CAT-5.)

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