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Network Configuration
billg Aug-26-01 08:54 PM
Larry, once again, thanks a million, you have an awesome site. My question, '10Base2' and '10Base5'. What does the last number represent? I have heard max length in meters and I have heard cable diameter.


Bill Given

1. 10BASET2 and 10BASE5
lbyard Aug-27-01 02:46 PM
In response to message 0
The numbers come closest the maximum network segment lengths in 100’s of meters. Diameters vary.

10BASE2 (or “thinwire” Ethernet or “Cheapernet”) is denotes the IEEE 802.3 physical Layer specification for a 10 Mbits/sec. data rate, baseband network with a 185-meter maximum segment length. It uses RG-58/AU stranded core coaxial cable. (see http://duxcw.com/faq/network/thinwire.htm).

10base5 (or ”thickwire” Ethernet) is the physical Layer Specification for
a 10 Mbps baseband network with a 500-meter maximum segment length. It uses double-shielded RG-11 coaxial cable.


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