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Network Information

Networking standards

10Base-T (Standard Ethernet)

100Base-T (Fast Ethernet)

1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet)

10Base-2 (Thin Ethernet)

10Base-5 (Thick Ethernet)



Twisted Pair

Category type Bandwidth Typical speed
Category 3 16 MHz 16 Mbit/s
Category 4 20 MHz 20 Mbit/s
Category 5 125 MHz 100 Mbit/s
Category 5 Enhanced 125 MHz 100 Mbit/s (1000Mbit/s with 1000BaseT)


Contributors: Joakim Ögren

From the head of Joakim Ögren

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Document last modified: 2001-06-08