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Logo for Ethernet
History of Ethernet and how it works.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 09, 2010
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for James Schmidt
11 years ago

James Schmidt

Great introduction to Ethernet, with many, many excellent links. Provides
historical information, descriptions of standards and information on all things
Ethernet. Not for the beginner, for the most part, but a great resource.
Used in course

Avatar for Ebony Cromartie
12 years ago

Ebony Cromartie (Student)

Quite interesting on how the Internet open doors to different companies and
allowing them to be able to share and retrieve information with other companies

Technical Remarks:

This information is very informative for those that choose to know more on ways
about the managing of information electronically.

Avatar for Nicole Gray
13 years ago

Nicole Gray (Student)

Good site- spent about 5minutes reviewing information. Site gives additional
information on the Ethernet with the breakdown of speeds. It can be used
effectivily as a learning tool.

Avatar for Martin Brown
13 years ago

Martin Brown (Student)

This site gives an in depth working history of Ethernet architecture and how the
system works.

Technical Remarks:

The links are very good at are very specific and will guide the user to accurate
information about all different types of Ethernet systems.

Avatar for   Solorio
13 years ago

Solorio (Student)

I thaought that the pages gave a lot of information. They gave the smaller
details like ,how Ethernet got its name, without the pages being long winded.

Technical Remarks:

I liked the layout of the information. I thought that it was better to offer
the information with sub-pages in the page that it directly went with rather
than having a whole list at the bottom.

Avatar for Tonda Johnson
13 years ago

Tonda Johnson (Student)

Good use of links on this site. I especially liked the quick reference links
that direct you to the specific chapter of what you are looking for.

Avatar for Nirav Shah
13 years ago

Nirav Shah (Student)

This site provides excellent information about Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) local area
network (LAN) technology, 10baseT, 100baseT, the 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
system (802.3z/802.3ab), the 10 Gigabit Ethernet system (802.3ae), and many
other latest technology. I also found material very useful to update my
knowledge as a student

Avatar for James Chapko
13 years ago

James Chapko (Student)

Excellent resource for information related to the subject of Ethernet. I found
the information informative and useful. The site is kept up to date and had much
information on a 10 Gigabit Ethernet, a version I was not aware of.

Technical Remarks:

I particularly liked how the author pointed out parts of his site that were
potentially outdated, such as the Ethernet FAQ.

Avatar for Gene Doffin
13 years ago

Gene Doffin (Student)

Easy to navigate website. Has tons of information regarding Ethernet including:
10baseT, 100baseT, 1000baseT, fiber optics, thick and thin twisted pairs, IEEE
802.3 standards and much more.