Fast Ethernet

In this article we will discuss Fast Ethernet, will make brief discussion on Fast Ethernet, last article we discuss about Star LAN.

Fast Ethernet is a local area network (LAN) transmission standard that provides a data rate of 100 megabits per second (referred to as “100BASE-T”). Workstations with existing 10 megabit per second (10BASE-T) Ethernet card can be connected to a Fast Ethernet network.

The prior Ethernet speed was 10 Mbit/s. Of the Fast Ethernet physical layers, 100BASE-TX is by far the most common. Fast Ethernet was introduced in 1995 as the IEEE 802.3u standard and remained the fastest version of Ethernet for three years before the introduction of Gigabit Ethernet.

The main difference between fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet is the contradicting speed where fast ethernet provides at maximum 100 Mbps of data transmission speed whereas gigabit ethernet offers high-speed data transmission up to 1 Gbps.

FullDuplex EthernetFullduplex is an optional mode of operation allowing simultaneous communication between a pair of stations. For example, a halfduplex Fast Ethernet twisted-pair segment provides a maximum of 100 Mbps of bandwidth.

Fast Ethernet (FE) is a term of Ethernet in computing networking, which stands for carrying on the traffic at the speed of 100 Mbps. It came into the market in 1995 with the IEEE 802.3u standard and the original version was at the rate of 10 Mbps. Fast Ethernet makes use of 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and so on.

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