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A trademark for a LAN protocol.
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(Computer Science) trademark computing a widely used type of local area network
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(ˈi θərˌnɛt)
Trademark. a local-area network protocol featuring a bus topology and a 10 megabit per second data transfer rate.
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Noun1.Ethernet - a type of network technology for local area networksethernet - a type of network technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second
ethernet cable - any of several types of coaxial cable used in ethernets
LAN, local area network - a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices
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[ˈiːθərnɛt] nEthernet® m
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The multivendor standard, memorialized in the 1980 Ethernet "Blue Book," called for a 10 Mbps network considerably more advanced than ALOHANET (30) With one major change to the frame format, Blue Book Ethernet became IEEE 802.3 standard 10BASE5, one of the first LAN standards created by the IEEE Standards Association in 1983.
For instance, a 10base5 Ethernet cable is one that is capable of carrying data at a speed of 10 mbps, using baseband transmission for a maximum of 500 meters.
Printers on the serial and parallel ports can be active simultaneously, and optional transceivers are offered for connection to thin (10BASE2) or thick (10BASE5) networks.